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  • Convening

As the national political landscape undergoes vast shifts, local leaders remain laser focused on the unique needs of their communities. But how have these priorities evolved over time?

Join National League of Cities and mayors from across…

State of the Cities
State of the Cities
  • CitiesSpeak

Now is the time to create a fair, sound and economically-stimulating tax code that allows cities to thrive — but the administration's new plan raises major concerns for local governments nationwide.

This week,…

photo - Tax Reform: Growing the Economy Starts with Cities
photo - Tax Reform: Growing the Economy Starts with Cities
  • CitiesSpeak

NLC Research Director Christy McFarland discusses how state preemption of local authority may be adding to the gender wage gap.

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Tuesday – dubbed…

photo - Cities Are Fighting to Close the Pay Gap – But States Are Standing in the Way
photo - Cities Are Fighting to Close the Pay Gap – But States Are Standing in the Way
  • CitiesSpeak

Following a boycott campaign that spanned from PayPal to Deutsche Bank to the NBA, the state of North Carolina repealed the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act — better known as HB2 or the “Bathroom Bill.” Victory for the law’s opponents…

Raleigh, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON – The National League of Cities (NLC) today recognized six cities for implementing programs that enhance and promote cultural diversity in their communities. Presented at the 2017 Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C., the…

Award Recipients
Award Recipients
  • Issue Brief

NLC President Matt Zone launched the Economic Mobility and Opportunity Task Force when he took office in November to pursue a three-pronged strategy over the next year that will include municipal engagement and peer…

photo - Local Action Challenge for Economic Mobility and Opportunity
photo - Local Action Challenge for Economic Mobility and Opportunity
  • Research Report

Recognizing the increasing importance of a skilled workforce to economic development, city leaders are playing pivotal new roles in efforts to increase the proportion of residents in their communities who attain postsecondary education degrees or…

  • Research Report

Nationwide, around 40 percent of working age adults hold a postsecondary credential. In the 21st century, these credentials have increasingly become the keys that open doors to family-supporting jobs. Recognizing the economic necessity of…

  • Research Report

In order for cities – large and small, urban, suburban and rural – to be globally competitive and attractive to businesses and families alike, more of their residents must pursue and successfully obtain postsecondary degrees and credentials.…