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Beloit College Dept. of Economics, Vision Beloit team up for City Center Seminars

Friday, January 4, 2013

MEDIA CONTACT: Hilary Dickinson at or 608-363-2849

The public is invited to a series of free City Center Seminars to be held this month at Vision Beloit, 500 Public Ave. They will be presented by Jeff Adams, Beloit College’s Allen-Bradley Professor of Economics, and are being sponsored by the Beloit College Department of Economics and Vision Beloit.

The seminars will focus on redevelopment projects in Beloit’s downtown and city center since 1989, plans for its ongoing development through 2020, as well as the concept of the so-called “Ten Mile City” that comprises and feeds the city. The seminars, which will be led by Professor Adams, will take place from noon to 1:15 p.m. on the following dates:

Thursday, Jan. 10

Beloit’s City Center: 1989-2012

Definition, purpose and progress

Thursday, Jan. 17

Beloit’s City Center: 2013-2020

Plans, opportunities, possibilities and threats

Thursday, Jan. 24

Ten Mile City: The Beloit Region

Definition, description and function

The City Center seminar series brings to Vision Beloit individuals to present their perspective on the wealth and well-being of the places where we live. Topics will consist of both specific city center development issues as well as locating the city center within its region.