Comment 67608

By mystoneycreek (registered) - website | Posted August 07, 2011 at 19:14:22

This loss of manufacturing base is often cited as a reason for the city's inevitable decline. However, Vancouver has thrived with essentially no manufacturing...

This demonstrates that cities do not need to be manufacturing or financial centres to thrive.

There is a distinct difference between a city that's never had manufacturing and makes a successful go of things over time, and a city that was, for almost all of its existence, a manufacturing force and then lost its identity when it loses its manufacturing.

Actually, not just 'distinct', but massive.

This reality surely accounts for at least part of our 'legacy malaise'.

Comment edited by mystoneycreek on 2011-08-07 19:16:38

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