As Tuesday's public hearing nears on the proposed fiscal recovery plan for Harrisburg, many agree that regardless of whether Pennsylvania's distressed capital city files for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection, getting all parties to look beyond their own interests is a major task.

"It's a substantial challenge," said David Black, president and chief executive of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and Capital Region Economic Development Corp. "Keep in mind that Harrisburg is an MSA [metropolitan statistical area] of about 500,000 with a city population of about 46,000. This is a relatively small city."

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