BUSINESS & ECONOMY

Can Flood-Prone Paterson Become Economically Viable?

Get ready for more climate change New Jersey, says Roland Anglin, Executive Director of Initiative for Regional & Community Transformation.

Situated at the bottom of a flood plain, the city of Paterson was struck particularly hard by Hurricane Irene this past summer. But even before Hurricane Irene left its mark, the city which was once a thriving economic engine for the state was struggling financially. NJToday’s Mike Schneider asks Anglin if a city like Paterson, vulnerable to natural disasters, can ever get back on its feet.