core city


: central city
Commuter trains also serve a more affluent clientele in the suburbs, generally bringing white-collar workers to core cities.Don Phillips

Examples of core city in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Also, any departments that get money from the city’s general fund must suspend through June 30 all non-essential spending, which the mayor defines as expenditures that do not directly impact core city services. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Feb. 2024 In the years since, year-over-year rent declines in core cities have fallen faster than suburban ones, minimizing the price gap in average rent prices between the two areas. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 7 Sep. 2023 This process further reduces the core city’s tax base and increases inequality with the independent suburbs, which exist in large part due to the core city’s economy. Richard McGahey, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2023 The data is an interesting reframe of the urgency behind the city’s Vision Zero agenda, not just as transportation policy but also a matter of fiscal policy at a moment when core city services are being placed on the chopping block. Curbed, 16 Feb. 2023 Boston Mayor Michelle is set to formally unveil Wednesday her proposal for the city’s $4.28 billion operating budget, maintaining investments in core city services while laying the groundwork for new priorities, including a new city planning department and green renovations to public housing. Emma Platoff,, 12 Apr. 2023 Transforming downtown Mesa: Hundreds of apartment units are under construction or coming soon in downtown Mesa, which could help bring the missing ingredient to help transform the area into the innovative and busy urban core city leaders have long envisioned: More people., 4 June 2021 The Stronger Summer Plan would direct the other two-thirds of the COVID relief funds toward employment and job training, early childhood education, public health efforts, economic development and core city services, which includes street repairs and efforts to combat reckless driving. Emiliano Tahui Gómez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 26 July 2021 Suburbs capture metropolitan economic benefits while leaving the costs of growth (pollution, public education, crime, aging infrastructure, and inequality and racial discrimination) concentrated in the core city. Richard McGahey, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of core city was in 1965

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“Core city.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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