America's Big Cities in Volatile Times City Profiles

Note: For our latest research on this topic, see Recovering from Volatile Times.

The Great Recession created fiscal challenges for American cities, many of which felt the impact of the downturn later than the federal and state governments and have been slow to recover. “America’s Big Cities in Volatile Times” looks across 30 of America’s big cities to examine how they navigated the worst U.S. economic downturn since the Great Depression, but each city had its own distinct experience. The following profiles explore how the individual cities experienced the economic decline and dealt with the fiscal strain. 

Download all 30 city profiles or click on any of the links below to see the city profile.

Atlanta Baltimore Boston Chicago
Cincinnati Cleveland Dallas Denver
Detroit Houston Kansas City (MO) Los Angeles
Miami Minneapolis New York Orlando
Philadelphia Phoenix Pittsburgh Portland (OR)
Riverside (CA) Sacramento San Antonio San Diego
San Francisco Seattle St. Louis Tampa
Washington, D.C.

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