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  • CitiesSpeak

Jim Terrell works in community planning and economic development policy for the city of Minneapolis. This week, he talks about the city's new Access to Capital program and why an equitable approach to economic…

photo - An Inside Look at Equitable Economic Development in Minneapolis
photo - An Inside Look at Equitable Economic Development in Minneapolis
  • CitiesSpeak

John Smith and Jason Ewas work in economic development policy for the city of Boston. This week, they share how equity plays a central role in Boston Mayor Martin Walsh's economic development agenda.

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photo - An Inside Look at Equitable Economic Development in Boston
photo - An Inside Look at Equitable Economic Development in Boston
  • CitiesSpeak

Mayors play an important role in reinforcing the values of their cities and their residents.

When tensions and uncertainty across the nation are very high, mayors have a responsibility to remind us what we have…

photo - Mayors Embrace Inclusive Values Amidst Hate
photo - Mayors Embrace Inclusive Values Amidst Hate
  • CitiesSpeak

Our annual analysis of mayoral State of the City addresses shows that cities are increasingly focusing on workforce and small business development through an equity lens. Here’s how several mayors from around the country…

photo - Economic Priorities at City Hall: Employment, Entrepreneurship, and Equity
photo - Economic Priorities at City Hall: Employment, Entrepreneurship, and Equity
  • Research Report

City leaders know their cities thrive when their residents are healthy and financially secure. Health insurance coverage, whether through the private market or government-sponsored programs such as Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance…

photo - Youth Employment and Financial Capability: A Municipal Action Guide
photo - Youth Employment and Financial Capability: A Municipal Action Guide
  • CitiesSpeak

We meet one of NLC’s Equitable Economic Development (EED) Fellows, Gwendolyn Tillotson of Houston, and discuss how the city is reaching its most vulnerable communities and increasing their access to employment and job…

photo - An Inside Look at Equitable Economic Development in Houston
photo - An Inside Look at Equitable Economic Development in Houston
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — May 1, 2017 — The National League of Cities (NLC) and Center for Social Inclusion (CSI) announced today a bold collaboration to support local government in adopting strategies to advance racial equity. Race, Equity and Leadership (…

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Effective economic development demands informed leadership from local elected leaders. Economic development is the process of building strong, adaptive and equitable local economies. What constitutes success in economic development and the…

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  • Case Studies & Practices

Communities across the country are integrating smart growth, environmental justice, and equitable development approaches to design and build healthy, sustainable, and inclusive neighborhoods.  These diverse communities and many others are finding…

  • Case Studies & Practices

The city has set a goal to be the most resilient city for its residents and businesses. As part of this effort they have pursued STAR rating and will receive their certification in December, 2016. The STAR metrics will then be used as a benchmark…