After fifty years of social and economic decline, Camden is experiencing a renaissance. The foundation of this turnaround is the partnerships and commitment between state and local governmental entities, business leaders and community stakeholders to develop and implement a holistic strategy focused on improving the city’s fundamental systems. Public safety, education, and neighborhood infrastructure are driving outside investments and interest in Camden. Private investments are building on foundational improvements driven by the public sector.
In this report, we present the background of improvements in Camden, examine the symbiotic relationship between local initiatives and outside investments, detail the investments in Camden over the past six years, and measure how social determinants of health improved over that time period.