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

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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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A drone drops a package at your door. A driverless car takes you to work. What's powering #SharingCities?

Posted by National League of Cities on Wednesday, June 3, 2015

 

WASHINGTON - The growing sharing economy is…

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WASHINGTON-Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that Houston has become the largest city in the nation to create a system to house any homeless veteran, effectively ending veteran homelessness in the city. Today's historic announcement…

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Applications for funding are now being accepted by the federal Assets for Independence (AFI) program to implement asset building projects that serve low-income individuals and their families. State and local government agencies are eligible to…

  • CitiesSpeak

This is a recap from Big Ideas for Small Business, NLC’s national peer network helping local governments accelerate effort to support small businesses and encourage entrepreneurship. To learn more, email robbins@nlc.org.

Small businesses…

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  • CitiesSpeak

Our monthly roundup of the latest news in economic development filtered through a city-focused lens. Reading something interesting? Share it with @robbins617.

Grab your scissors, it’s time to cut red tape for local businesses. Whether it’s…

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  • CitiesSpeak

As the economy continues to show hopeful yet nascent signs of recovery, cities remain cautious about their fiscal condition. They continue to face rising costs of services, stark infrastructure needs, employee obligations, and omnipresent…

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  • Case Studies & Practices

In 1982, Boston business leaders, the Superintendent of Boston Public School (BPS), and Boston's Mayor signed the "Boston Compact", a historic agreement that recognized that the issues facing Boston could only be improved through a collaborative…