disinvestment

noun
dis·in·vest·ment | \ˌdis-in-ˈves(t)-mənt \

Definition of disinvestment 

: consumption of capital also : the withdrawing of investment

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However, Quicken's success has had an outsized impact on Detroit, which is recovering from decades of disinvestment and a 2013-2014 municipal bankruptcy. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, "How Dan Gilbert has made Quicken Loans thrive in mortgage industry," 31 May 2018 Roughly bordered by Lake Michigan on the east, 60th Street on the north, King Drive on the west and 67th Street on the south, Woodlawn has been battered by successive blows of white flight, disinvestment, gang violence and the Great Recession. Blair Kamin, chicagotribune.com, "The dilemma of development: Will Obama center hurt those it's supposed to help?," 2 Mar. 2018 Deindustrialization and disinvestment hollowed out the city. Parul Sehgal, New York Times, "Toxic History, Poisoned Water: The Story of Flint," 3 July 2018 The three Democrats also discussed issues of particular importance to Detroit voters at the forum, including the astronomical cost of auto insurance in the city, race relations and restoring mental health services after years of disinvestment. Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press, "Why Democratic candidates for Michigan governor want Detroit votes," 5 July 2018 Even when measured as a percentage of the company’s declining business, the disinvestment is evident. Charisse Jones, USA TODAY, "Sears, Kmart stores ailing as CEO Eddie Lampert's hedge fund gets hundreds of millions," 18 June 2018 Of course, the Obama center is not a panacea for all of the problems caused by the city’s long history of disinvestment in minority communities. Dahleen Glanton, chicagotribune.com, "Obama Presidential Center is not only for the South Side," 2 July 2018 Freeway construction obliterated blocks of homes in the 1950s and ’60s and disinvestment hindered rebuilding and renovation. Roger Showley, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Southeastern neighborhoods: Diversity, progress apparent in area rich with history," 22 June 2018 But at his news conference a short time later, Mr. Berman challenged the view that disinvestment was at the root of failures raised in the complaint. Benjamin Weiser, New York Times, "New York City Housing Authority, Accused of Endangering Residents, Agrees to Oversight," 11 June 2018

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1936, in the meaning defined above

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