UPSTATE NEW YORK Regional review

The Demand for Local Services and Infrastructure Created by an Aging Population

Vol. 2, No. 12007
JEL classification: J26, J14, R23

Authors: Richard Deitz and Ramon Garcia

Upstate New York, with a growing senior population, is seeing an increase in the number of frail and disabled elderly who rely on local services and infrastructure and are concentrated in the inner cities and older suburbs. While local governments and institutions will face greater pressure to provide services and infrastructure to this expanding segment, the challenge may prove especially difficult for many upstate communities, given their environment of slow economic growth and fiscal stress.

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