What is your Big Idea for Philadelphia?
Atlantic City: America's Healthcare Resort
Atlantic City has lost 6,000 jobs in the last 6 months with the closure of 4 casinos. This economic meltdown is due to the reliance on one industry – gaming – to prop up the city’s economy. Is Atlantic City slated to become the next Detroit?
Atlantic City needs to diversify its economy to save the city. My suggestion is for Atlantic City to become America’s healthcare resort. By repurposing shuttered casinos into East Coast branches of the country’s premier healthcare centers, the city can remake itself as a different kind of destination - one that has a more robust economic foundation.