Mayors Address Economic Hardships Plaguing the Nation's Cities

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Mayors from across the nation are meeting this week to discuss unemployment and other economic issues hitting their respective cities. The United States Conference of Mayors, who is hosting the event, claims that nearly 80 of the country’s metro areas will not reach pre-recession levels of employment for at least five years. Mayor Steve Benjamin, an attendee of the conference, discusses his own struggles as mayor of Columbia, SC and the hardships other cities face presently in the United States.

Mayor Steve Benjamin is the Democratic mayor of Columbia, SC who participated in the 80th Winter Meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors.