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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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WASHINGTON - The executive directors of the Big Seven state and local associations today released draft "Pension Funding Policy Guidelines" for state and local governments.

The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) recently…

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Does your city have a "food policy"? Perhaps you already do, but don't call it that yet. Are you working to attract supermarkets? Bring better food to your schools? Provide land for families to grow their own fruits and vegetables? Permit food…

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The number of U.S. breweries is at a 125 year high with 350 new breweries opening in the past year, according to stats released on Monday by the Brewers Association. Beer drinkers aren’t the only ones enjoying this growth; craft breweries have…

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As a result of the housing and economic crisis many cities and towns are struggling with a troublesome trend of homes being abandoned. In communities large and small - from Chicago to Hillsboro, OR - and in states across the country from Florida…

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IBM, an NLC Corporate Partner, has launched the third Smarter Cities Challenge application process, and cities are now welcome to apply for a 2013 grant. Applications are being accepted through September 7, 2012, for the grant program, which is…

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by Lara Malakoff

In light of ongoing fiscal challenges, local governments are continuously working to adapt to a difficult and unpredictable fiscal environment. The latest issue of the National Civic Review explores the successes of four…

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November Congress of Cities to Spotlight Boston's Success

by J. Katie McConnell

In January 2010, as Mayor Thomas M. Menino began his fifth consecutive term as Boston's mayor, he launched a new approach to spur economic development…

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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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