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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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Recent

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National League of Cities – Highlights from the 2015 Congress of Cities in Nashville, Tenn…
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Despite our nation’s relative prosperity, many Americans lack the means to pay all of their monthly bills and do not have the necessary savings to cover unexpected expenses, such as a sudden illness or other personal crisis. In response, city…

Savings and Bills
Savings and Bills
  • Research Report

 

The National League of Cities (NLC) publishes its State of the Cities report to provide a comprehensive analysis of city trends based on annual State of the City addresses from mayors across the country. Our State of the Cities 2015…

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In ULI Fall Meeting

The Bay Area in California is a great example of how true regionalism can result in the sum of the parts being greater than the whole. By working together, sharing experiences, and combining resources, San Francisco, Oakland…

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Louisville Mayor and Daniel Rose Fellow, Mayor Greg Fischer, asks a panel of experts in city branding a question about how to diversify a city’s brand away from big events (like the Kentucky Derby, which attracts 165k visitors/…

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Mayor Eric Garcetti welcomes city economic development leaders focused on building equitable ecosystems.

LOS ANGELES—The National League of Cities (NLC) convened more than 50 economic development staff from 20…

Press Release
Press Release
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Local governments commonly use tax abatements to attract and retain business and jobs in a community. In exchange for the abatement or agreement by the local government to forego tax revenues, the company commits to making certain…

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WASHINGTON—Even as economic conditions in cities have improved in the years since the Great Recession, a new study from the National League of Cities (NLC) found that many factors — including lack of affordable housing, poverty, and skill and…

Press Release
Press Release
  • Case Studies & Practices

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In 2005, the Garland Chamber of Commerce and Richland College-Garland Campus (the local community college) joined forces to provide the local manufacturing community with the best possible opportunities…

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WASHINGTON—In the aftermath of the tension and unrest seen in cities such as Ferguson and New York last year, cities have been the focus of societal issues surrounding race, equity and opportunity. Today, the National League of Cities (NLC)…