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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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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…

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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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A Sheraton Hotel in Gary, Ind., which had been closed since the mid-70s, was sold to a group of private investors in 1989 for $1 million with plans for the group to invest an additional $5-10 million to renovate the hotel as a mixed-used…

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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…

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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)…

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For more information about the initiative and how to join, please see this fact sheet.

WASHINGTON–In conjunction with the White House and Small Business Administration, the National League of Cities today…

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WASHINGTON—Local governments have experienced six consecutive months of employment growth—the longest stretch of growth since the beginning of the Great Recession—according to the May jobs report issued today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.…

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WASHINGTON - Mayors and other city leaders know that many low-income families frequently face the kind of financial challenges - inability to pay all of their monthly bills, lack of savings to cover unexpected expenses - that can threaten their…

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