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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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Even before the Great Recession, this community was experiencing a weakening economy due to a loss of middle income residents and the departure of major national retail…

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All photos by Jason Dixson or Paul Konz unless otherwise noted. These photos, and many more, will be available soon on NLC's Facebook page.

National League of Cities – Highlights from the 2015 Congress of Cities in Nashville, Tenn…
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NASHVILLE, TENN.—Joplin, Mo. Councilmember and former Mayor Melodee Colbert-Kean was elected president of the National League of Cities (NLC) today at the organization's annual Congress of Cities and Exposition in Nashville, Tenn. Colbert-Kean,…

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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…

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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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Nashville, known for abundant entertainment, history, dining and cultural attractions, is gaining acclaim as one of the top places in the world to visit.

Nashville has arranged an outstanding lineup of spouse/guest tours for the 2015 NLC…

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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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NEW YORK—A new report released today from the National League of Cities (NLC) reveals that municipal finances have stabilized in the wake of the Great Recession, but the recession's effects are still evident in city budgets across the nation. The…

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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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