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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

The participants in NLC's Equitable Economic Development (EED) Fellowship are tackling unemployment, low income levels, and workforce-related issues in their communities – but each city is employing different tactics.…

photo - How Six Cities Are Pursuing Equity and Innovation in Economic Development
photo - How Six Cities Are Pursuing Equity and Innovation in Economic Development
  • CitiesSpeak

Campaign rhetoric can give us insight into a politician’s perspective, even after they take office.

This is a guest post by Dr. Michael Pagano. 

The 2016 presidential campaign rhetoric was laced with…

photo - Forecasting the Future of Cities Under President Trump
photo - Forecasting the Future of Cities Under President Trump
  • CitiesSpeak

When a company chooses a location for a major relocation or expansion, the details behind the decision aren’t often divulged in the media. This new podcast gives listeners an inside look at the site selection process,…

photo - downtown Reno, Nevada
photo - downtown Reno, Nevada
  • CitiesSpeak

Beginning in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, cities who sponsor “other postemployment benefit (OPEB)” plans (e.g., retiree healthcare) will have to recognize the unfunded liabilities of those plans on their balance sheets. OPEB plans…

Retirement Couple
Retirement Couple
  • CitiesSpeak

This is a guest post by Odette Mucha.

In 2016, solar energy was the largest source of new generating capacity in the United States. With more than one million solar projects now operating across the country, the U.S. has over 35 gigawatts…

Pictured is the Oregon Convention Center.
Pictured is the Oregon Convention Center.
  • CitiesSpeak

From juvenile justice reform to linking post-secondary education to workforce success, the various teams and experts at NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education and Families have helped city leaders take action on behalf of the children, youth and…

Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge
  • CitiesSpeak

Nearly 300 government technologists were recently surveyed about the biggest issues they anticipate facing in 2017. Notably, more than half of the survey participants said their primary concerns were around the regulation of marijuana and the…

Getty images
Getty images
  • CitiesSpeak

 

“The focus of the new American localism on unlocking the latent capacity and creativity of public, private, and civic networks differs markedly from the focus of traditional federalism on relationships between levels of government,…

Jason Dixson
Jason Dixson
  • Research Report

Beneath the murky waters of ‘recovery' lie new contours of an economy defined as much by job gains as by slow productivity growth, suppressed wages and stubborn unemployment.

To better understand the specific impacts of unequal recovery…

Smart Growth in Artesia

With California's expected population increase of 8 million people by 2040, the city of Artesia is in a unique position to utilize growth. Of the 88 cities in Los Angeles County, Artesia has a population…