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The purpose of this paper is to review the steps taken by cities to turn their declining economies into rejuvenated, revitalized and prosperous localities. There are as many approaches to revitalization as there are cities and success is dependent upon the focused efforts of the community, private and public. Nevertheless, some programs are much more successful than others. I have attempted to focus on the more successful programs to see if there are elements that can be applied to other cities such as Dayton.