Re: [Czechlist] Re: Term: EN HUB Zoned
- Jamie and Judy,
thank you very much for your exhaustive explanation. Really appreciated.
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Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2004 2:09 PM
Subject: Re: [Czechlist] Re: Term: EN HUB Zoned
> In a message dated 3/7/04 6:52:09 AM, jsyeaton@... writes:
> > "HUB Zoned Business (Z): A business operating within a Historically
> > Underutilized Business Zone.
> Just to help you understand the whole meaning, I'll cut through the
> here. An area is declared a HUB zone if it is an urban ghetto
> of some kind where most of the businesses have left, often due to safety
> economic concerns. An example would be an area not far from me, which
> a predominantly white working-class area, but in the 1970s the whites
> fleeing from the increasing crime as the percentage of poor black
> rose (a race riot nearby that lasted several days did not help matters).
> Businesses also moved out, shops due to increasing costs related to
> theft and increased physical danger to their employees, and factories
> left because their facilities were aging and they preferred to rebuild
> somewhere else than to fix up an old plant. The area then became very
> depressed, and most residents who want a job have to go somewhere else,
> is a hardship, because some of them lack money for good transportation.
> Basically there is nowhere to shop either, which makes things even worse
> people there. The area was declared a HUB zone to encourage businesses
> move in and provide jobs.
> HUB zones are basically declared in this type of depressed neighborhood.
> You will not find HUB zones in most predominantly white areas, or in areas
> populated by middle-class or wealthy blacks (who nowadays settle into
> white neighborhoods anyway). I have never heard of a HUB zone being
> declared in the country, but that doesn't mean there aren't any.
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