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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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  • Press Release

To learn more about how your city can provide access to capital for small businesses, please join NLC at our upcoming training in Kansas City, MO on Oct. 8-9.

Several years ago, Julio and William needed additional financing to expand…

  • CitiesSpeak

This post was written by Ellen Harpel, founder of Smart Incentives and president of Business Development Advisors LLC (BDA), an economic development and market intelligence consulting firm. Post originally appeared on Smart Incentives blog…

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  • CitiesSpeak

Incubators. Microlending. Accelerators. Crowdfunding. From rural areas to large cities, from the middle of the country to the coasts, today's economic development entities -- and their jargon -- are all-in on encouraging small business finance.…

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  • Press Release

San Francisco - The National League of Cities announces the formation of a network composed of business, policy leaders and city officials to identify the regulatory challenges posed by the disruptive technologies that power the sharing economy…

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The current recovery will go down in history as one of the longest and most lackluster in decades. It has taken nearly five years for the U.S. economy to regain all of the jobs lost during the Great Recession. One of the reasons for the…

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Build America Mutual (BAM) announced in July that Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has rated the company AA with a stable outlook, which is the highest rating S&P currently assigns to financial guarantors. Endorsed by the National League of…

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At this year’s conference, the mobile workshop program has been designed to focus on sustainability in all of its forms – environmental, economic and social. This reflects the goal of Austin’s Mayor and City Council to make Austin the…

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Register for the NLC University Leadership Summit Now! Discounted rates for the Leadership Summit hotel end July 21!

There is no doubt that small businesses play a critical role in fostering the economic vitality of a community,…

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  • CitiesSpeak

This is a guest blog post by Jon Lieber, Chief Economist at Thumbtack. 

Every year local lawmakers are flooded with studies purporting to tell them what makes their city a good (or in some cases, bad) place for business. The same…

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Members of the National League of Cities who are interested in attending the 2014 NLC University Leadership Summit are eligible to apply for a $2,500 Michael H.T. Lynch Memorial Scholarship. The application process is currently underway with a…

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