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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

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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  • Press Release

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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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…

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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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