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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

We discuss equitable economic development in Memphis with the city's director of housing and community development, Paul Young.

This post is part of a series on NLC's Equitable Economic Development (EED)…

photo - An Inside Look at Equitable Economic Development in Memphis
photo - An Inside Look at Equitable Economic Development in Memphis

WASHINGTON – June 6, 2017 – Today, National League of Cities (NLC), PolicyLink and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) announced the selection of six additional cities for participation in the organizations’ jointly-supported Equitable Economic…

Keepin' It Local Mural
Keepin' It Local Mural
  • CitiesSpeak

After President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, hundreds of city leaders spoke out to denounce the decision. From New York to Pittsburgh to Dubuque, Iowa,…

photo - Five Things City Leaders Should Know About the Paris Withdrawal
photo - Five Things City Leaders Should Know About the Paris Withdrawal
  • Press Release

Annual “State of the Cities” Report Finds Mayors Expanding Leadership Roles to Fight Attacks on Local Control, Address Top Issues for Cities

WASHINGTON — May 24, 2017 — A comprehensive analysis of mayoral state…

SOTC Banner Image
SOTC Banner Image
  • CitiesSpeak

Beyond the black-and-white debates of the past, local governments are taking strengths, weaknesses and social equity into account.

This post was originally published in Governing.

With high-profile local-…

photo - The Nuanced New World of Economic Development Incentives
photo - The Nuanced New World of Economic Development Incentives
  • CitiesSpeak

We meet one of NLC’s Equitable Economic Development (EED) Fellows, Gwendolyn Tillotson of Houston, and discuss how the city is reaching its most vulnerable communities and increasing their access to employment and job…

photo - An Inside Look at Equitable Economic Development in Houston
photo - An Inside Look at Equitable Economic Development in Houston
  • CitiesSpeak

Traditional approaches aren't working. Cities need to be intentional about targeting their economic development programs at the people and communities that are increasingly distant from the growth sectors of their local…

photo - Equity and Economic Development Must Go Hand in Hand
photo - Equity and Economic Development Must Go Hand in Hand
  • CitiesSpeak

Cities can earn national recognition and prizes by showcasing their support for solar energy.

Solar energy experienced a record-setting year in 2016 as 14,762 megawatts of solar PV became operational across the U…

photo - NLC Announces 2017 SolSmart City Challenge
photo - NLC Announces 2017 SolSmart City Challenge

Effective economic development demands informed leadership from local elected leaders. Economic development is the process of building strong, adaptive and equitable local economies. What constitutes success in economic development and the…

Main Street
Main Street

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — March 20, 2017 —The Rose Center for Public Leadership, jointly operated by the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), is working this week with Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss to explore new…

photo - Rose Center to Advise Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss on Using Development Incentives to Advance Community Goals
photo - Rose Center to Advise Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss on Using Development Incentives to Advance Community Goals