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Economic Development

Economic development is the engine that helps cities grow successfully. Whether it’s promoting an environment where small businesses can thrive, supporting more and better employment opportunities, or offering improved amenities to current and prospective residents and businesses, we have a wealth of resources and strategies you can rely upon.

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  • CitiesSpeak

Cities can earn national recognition and prizes by showcasing their support for solar energy.

Solar energy experienced a record-setting year in 2016 as 14,762 megawatts of solar PV became operational across the U…

photo - NLC Announces 2017 SolSmart City Challenge
photo - NLC Announces 2017 SolSmart City Challenge

Effective economic development demands informed leadership from local elected leaders. Economic development is the process of building strong, adaptive and equitable local economies. What constitutes success in economic development and the…

Main Street
Main Street

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — March 20, 2017 —The Rose Center for Public Leadership, jointly operated by the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), is working this week with Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss to explore new…

photo - Rose Center to Advise Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss on Using Development Incentives to Advance Community Goals
photo - Rose Center to Advise Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss on Using Development Incentives to Advance Community Goals
  • 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
  • CitiesSpeak

We meet one of NLC’s Equitable Economic Development (EED) Fellows, Holly Eskridge of Charlotte, North Carolina, and discuss her experience in the EED program, Charlotte’s equitable economic development priorities,…

photo - An Inside Look at Equitable Economic Development in Charlotte
photo - An Inside Look at Equitable Economic Development in Charlotte
  • Press Release

Federal FY 2018 Budget Eliminates Critical Program
for Cities and Counties

WASHINGTON — March 9, 2017 — The following joint statement was issued today from U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom…

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Research Report

30-4-2 TRADITIONAL NEIGHBORHOOD DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS

30-4-2.1 Establishment of a Traditional Neighborhood Development Plan

(A) Plan Approval and Rezoning: An application to rezone property to the TN1 preparation of a Traditional…

  • Research Report

This ordinance is a suitable model for small governments looking to replace their sprawl-based ordinance with a relatively simple Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND) ordinance. Simple staff review will suffice.

The Greensboro…

  • Research Report

Powder Springs, Georgia Traditional Neighborhood Development Ordinance

ORDINANCE NO. 2000-12 AN ORDINANCE BY THE CITY OF POWDER SPRINGS, GEORGIA, TO COMPREHENSIVELY AMEND THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF POWDER SPRINGS ADOPTED IN 1987…

  • Case Studies & Practices

This ordinance is a suitable model for small governments looking to replace their sprawl based ordinance with a relatively simple Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND) ordinance. Simple staff review will suffice.

By creating a…