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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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Washington, D.C. - Women in Municipal Government (WIMG), a constituency group at the National League of Cities (NLC), has named five local officials as finalists for its 2014 Women in Municipal Government Leadership Award. The leadership award…

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NLC proudly announces that one of America’s best-known and most accomplished entrepreneurs and philanthropists, Steve Case, will join Ariel Schwartz, Senior Editor, Fast Company Co.Exist, for a special conversation at the Congress of Cities in…

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For city leaders preparing for floods, droughts, air and water contaminants, rising sea levels and other potential disasters, scientists are essential partners.

If pushed to their intellectual limits, most people will be able to name one…

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“Entrepreneurs often describe their interactions with city government as basically licensing and regulatory, but that does need to change. We need to be more expansive than that, we need to be the creative driver " - Kansas City Mayor Sly James…

Big Ideas for Small Business Peer Network tours the Kansas City Crossroads Arts District. Photo Credit: Rick Usher.
Big Ideas for Small Business Peer Network tours the Kansas City Crossroads Arts District. Photo Credit: Rick Usher.
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Anatalio Ubalde will deliver a thought-and-action provoking NLC University Seminar for community leaders titled "Economic Development, Innovation, and Community Marketing" at the upcoming Congress of Cities and Exposition on Thursday, November…

  • CitiesSpeak

At the release event for NLC’s annual City Fiscal Conditions, it was revealed that although the worst is behind, city finances have not yet reached full recovery.

Most accounts of the current state of economic and fiscal health go…

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  • CitiesSpeak

Calling all participants in the social innovation economy! If you’re a local government interested in social innovation finance or social impact bonds, check out this new opportunity to make impactful social interventions that produce results for…

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Eddie Holloway is the Dean of Students at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He will be hosting his session ”Best Practices in Political Decision Making” on Wednesday, November 19, from 1:00-4:30pm at the Congress…

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People around the nation – and around the world – are noticing Austin, and that’s no mistake: the City of Austin’s Economic Development Department provides programs and services that lead the growth of Austin’s key industries as well as…

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  • CitiesSpeak

For the first time in human history the majority of the world’s population lives in urban areas, including 80 percent of Americans and 3 billion people worldwide. And this number is only expected to grow –…

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