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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

Cities need to innovate. They need to develop new instruments, intermediaries, and institutions to supercharge partnerships with the private and civic sector.

This is a guest post by Bruce Katz. This post is based on remarks given to the…

hamburg
hamburg
  • CitiesSpeak

The city of Austin has set out to create the prototype for how communities of the future compete in a global marketplace.

With a fast growing tech economy and population, the city of Austin is a hotbed of growth and innovation well on its…

austin skyline
austin skyline
  • CitiesSpeak

The city of Newark, New Jersey, has a strategy for historic preservation, multi-sector partnership, and the creation of new residential mixed-use development in the heart of downtown.

Is historic preservation only…

skyline
skyline
  • CitiesSpeak

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

Regional Economic Development is…

Presentation
Presentation
  • CitiesSpeak

With a new approach, anchor institutions have the ability to accelerate economic development priorities and reshape their hometowns for the better. This is a guest post by Neil Kleiman. Anchor institutions — colleges, universities and hospitals…

  • Case Studies & Practices

What goals were the initiatives designed to address?

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…

  • Press Release

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…
Press Release
Press Release
  • Press Release

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,…

Press Release
Press Release
  • Press Release

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…