To match Special Report USA-ECONOMY/RECOVERY

 
To match Special Report USA-ECONOMY/RECOVERY
Pastor Charles Hudson cries as he looks at the damage to the Madison School, where Hudson worked with the anti-violence organization Bondage Busters, in Youngstown, Ohio November 21, 2009. Today, the city immortalized by Bruce Springsteen's 1995 Rust-Belt anthem "Youngstown" is moving on. Among other things, it has created an incubator to attract the types of small businesses that are expected to drive future growth. Despite the thousands of vacant homes that serve as reminders of a traumatic past and turbulent present, some business and civic leaders think this heartland city has a chance to lead the U.S. into its next era of prosperity. Youngstown has 4,500 vacant structures in a city of about 75,000 people, and about 22,000 vacant parcels of land. Picture taken November 21, 2009. To match Special Report USA-ECONOMY/RECOVERY REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)