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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

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…

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“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

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…

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  • Research Report

Cities make the sharing economy work. The sharing economy, also commonly referred to as collaborative consumption, encompasses peer-to peer transactions in which providers and consumers share resources and services from…

municipal building photo
municipal building photo
  • CitiesSpeak

Efforts to shop small and shop locally are especially critical because they bolster the local economy – and since local sales taxes are often not collected for online purchases, encouraging residents to support local…

Food Truck
Food Truck
  • Case Studies & Practices

What are the goals of the program?

Beginning in 2009, in the midst of the home mortgage foreclosure crisis, the city of Coon Rapids implemented a housing rehabilitation program. Over the course of four years, the Home for Generations…

  • Case Studies & Practices
What are the target goals?

In the absence of any tax increment financing options (TIF) available under Washington State law, the City of Auburn sought to stimulate development in its city center with infrastructure projects…