core city

noun

Definition of 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

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Recent Examples on the Web Groningen previously bought 10 fuel cell vehicles from Holthausen Clean Technology, The city has set a goal of eliminating all carbon emission in the core city by 2025 and throughout the entire city by 2035. Greg Gardner, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2021 The movement of commercial tenants tends to ebb and flow between core city submarkets and suburbs. Dee Depass, Star Tribune, 3 Oct. 2020 That’s because those cities happened to have smaller core cities and bigger metro areas, but the Fed only looked at the city populations. Cameron Knight, Cincinnati.com, 27 Apr. 2020 That’s because those cities happened to have smaller core cities and bigger metro areas, but the Fed only looked at the city populations. Time, 28 Apr. 2020 O’Neill urged suburban senators to look forward, warning that their communities would be susceptible to the ‘same urban blight and reconstruction cycle’ that the core cities were experiencing at the time. Peter Krouse, cleveland.com, 18 Sep. 2019 The revival of America’s core cities is one of the most celebrated narratives of our time — yet, perhaps paradoxically, urban progress has also created a growing problem of increasing inequality and middle-class flight. Joel Kotkin, National Review, 12 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of core city

1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Core city.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/core%20city. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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