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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

Fatima A. Shama, Commissioner of Mayor Bloomberg's Office of Immigrant Affairs, is scheduled to speak at the 21st Annual Leadership Summit to be held in Savannah, Georgia, on September 26th-28th, 2013. Commissioner Shama will lead the third…

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Francis Slakey is the Upjohn Lecturer on Physics and Public Policy at Georgetown University. He is also the founder and executive director of the Georgetown University Energy Prize (GUEP).

America’s Energy Problem
As a nation, we…

  • CitiesSpeak

Although For the Love of Cities by Peter Kageyama was published in 2011, the book, concept and author have been gaining popularity recently by a breadth of cities and city-loving organizations. Kageyama calls for city leaders to take on the task…

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Las Vegas, NV - Working to recover jobs lost since the Great Recession, the nation's local officials said today that two federal proposals are standing in the way of their economic development efforts: a 50% cut in CDBG funding and the…

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WASHINGTON- A national survey of city officials released today shows that despite improvement in many economic health indicators, cities around the country report their economies have not yet rebounded due in large part to slow income and job…

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Washington, DC -The National League of Cities (NLC) will release its third annual Local Economic Conditions Report on Thursday, April 4, 2013. The national survey gauges the drivers of local fiscal health.

This year's survey of city…

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On Thursday, February 14th, over 70 key stakeholders gathered in Beaverton, Oregon for a “Revitalization Roundtable.” The city was the first stop in a planned 100-city tour to encourage federal collaboration with cities across the country. …

Mayor Doyle
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This is one in a series of The Weekly articles drawing on the resources and successes of NLC's Corporate Partners.

In communities across the country, local manufacturing is once again taking its rightful place as a powerful actor in the…

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On behalf of the National League of Cities, U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance recently honored the City of Fort Lauderdale, FL, for saving taxpayer dollars through the use of cooperative purchasing.


The city was…

  • CitiesSpeak

The National League of Cities Center for Research and Innovation has joined with Next American City to explore how cities are developing innovative models for tackling complex urban issues and strengthening their local economies. In the coming…