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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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by Julia Pulidindi

Some of the fastest broadband networks are being built by local governments, according to a recent report titled "Broadband at the Speed of Light" from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and the Benton Foundation.…

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by Neil Bomberg

A bill that would modernize the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 was introduced in the House of Representatives recently by three members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce: George Miller (D-Calif…

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by Mike Wallace

Seven years after the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the right of cities to use eminent domain to secure land for proposed private commercial development, and after more than 40 States that have reassessed and limited…

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by Tim Mudd

Cities across the country are partnering with community organizations this tax season to raise awareness about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), one of the nation's largest anti-poverty programs. The EITC is a refundable…

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by Julia Pulidindi

As evidenced by a recent surge of public investment in technology, the nexus between broadband access and a community's economic wellbeing is becoming more defined.

Funding in 2009's American Recovery…

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The recent recessionary period has focused new attention on the role of small businesses in generating economic growth. Many local leaders are turning attention to supporting and growing their small business community in order to realize tangible…

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by Julia Pulidindi 

Earlier this month, 42 construction projects and 33 planning projects were awarded the second round of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants. About 17 percent of the construction…

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As cities continue to see important changes in their demographics, city officials and business development professionals find it challenging to support and expand immigrant-owned businesses in their cities.…

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  • Case Studies & Practices

This model RFP is for the City of Flagstaff's second phase of proposals for a mixed-use Traditional Neighborhood Development of approximately 27 acres along John Wesley Powell Boulevard in Flagstaff, Arizona.

This is a detailed request…