The Public Interest

The politics and economics of regional growth

Daniel P. Moynihan

Spring 1978

PERHAPS the first observation to make about last winter’s White House Conference on Balanced Growth and Economic Development-the first such conference of its kind- is that although it was nominally concerned with the subject of regional growth, the fact of regional decline actually engaged its concern. We just don’t call White House Conferences about matters that are coming along well.

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