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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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Rochester, Minn., home of the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, is eager to talk about Destination Medical Center, an initiative that includes billions in Mayo-financed and other private capital investments to ensure the city remains competitive in…

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Washington, DC - A new report from the National League of Cities (NLC) released this week spotlights the impact of the rapidly changing mobile vending industry on cities. The report, Food on Wheels: Mobile Vending Goes Mainstream, offers best…

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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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NLC corporate partner Comcast has re-launched Internet Essentials, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program for low-income families.  The program provides low-cost broadband service and the option to purchase an…

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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…

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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, D.C.- Forty five leading local elected officials today committed to creating more resilient cities, towns, and counties in the face of unprecedented extreme weather and energy challenges that threaten communities across the country.…

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Doing more with less was never more daunting a task than during the period of the last recession. Local governments experienced traumatic losses of tax revenues and transfer payments from the federal and state governments. These losses translated…

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This past April, President Obama challenged businesses, non-profits, and governments to work together to provide employment this summer to low-income and disconnected youth. The goal is to bring together elected officials, local businesses, non-…

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