IBJ Podcast: Stephen Goldsmith talks Circle Centre revamp, equity in workforce development

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Stephen Goldsmith is the Indianapolis mayor who pushed Circle Centre Mall into reality some 27 years ago. But he’s not surprised the mall needs some reimagining—something its owners are now undertaking.

In fact, Goldsmith—who is now a professor at the Harvard Kennedy School—says he’s surprised the mall remained as successful as it did for long. That’s because the project was less about creating a retail space, he says, and more about spurring downtown revitalization.

Host Mason King talks with Goldsmith about how the city and the mall owners should think about what’s next. And they talk about Goldsmith’s new book, “Growing Fairly: How to Build Opportunity and Equity in Workforce Development,” which includes some examples from Indianapolis.

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One thought on “IBJ Podcast: Stephen Goldsmith talks Circle Centre revamp, equity in workforce development

  1. By my reckoning, 80% of the former mayors of Unigov bailed on the city and state after selling out taxpayers to crony-connected developers and sports magnates.