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Economic Opportunity

Economic Opportunity is a subtopic of Youth & Family.

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  • CitiesSpeak

National League of Cities President Matt Zone challenges every NLC member city to take action to increase economic mobility and opportunity for their residents in 2017.

This is the third post in a series…

photo - How Your City Can Boost Economic Mobility and Opportunity
photo - How Your City Can Boost Economic Mobility and Opportunity
  • Issue Brief

NLC President Matt Zone launched the Economic Mobility and Opportunity Task Force when he took office in November to pursue a three-pronged strategy over the next year that will include municipal engagement and peer…

photo - Local Action Challenge for Economic Mobility and Opportunity
photo - Local Action Challenge for Economic Mobility and Opportunity
  • CitiesSpeak

Here are three specific areas in which cities and their partners can continue to demonstrate effective practices, adopt supportive policies, and determine what’s needed to grow initiatives that benefit more youth.

photo - Cities Can Lead National Effort to Get More Young People Working Again
photo - Cities Can Lead National Effort to Get More Young People Working Again
  • Case Studies & Practices

Goals of the Initiative

When the Portland Development Commission (PDC), the public agency responsible for economic development and urban redevelopment in the City of Portland, Oregon, sought to undertake a new five-year strategic plan for…

  • Case Studies & Practices

What are the goals of the program?

During January 2015, the City of Tallahassee moved to adopt a new set of guidelines concerning how and when questions of criminal history and criminal background checks will be conducted with regard…

  • CitiesSpeak

In too many cities across the country, sharing economy platforms face outdated rules that prevent competition in favor of incumbent industries. Ultimately, public policy that stifles competition, limits innovation, or hinders…

sharing economy
sharing economy
  • CitiesSpeak

In cities, top-line economic growth has not necessarily delivered bottom-line prosperity. Together with the Brookings Institution, NLC hosted an event to examine the rising inequality in cities and focus on concrete ways to address it.

  • CitiesSpeak

Local governments in the rust belt are working to socially integrate immigrants in order to promote local development. Here's how they're achieving success.

This is a guest post co-authored by Professor Felipe Filomeno and undergraduate…

Baltimore
Baltimore
  • CitiesSpeak

With National Small Business Week events taking place across the country, we're sharing a few stories about how cities are supporting small businesses and startups in their communities. If you have a small business story to share, tells…

small business
small business
  • CitiesSpeak

Each quarter, NLC’s Center for City Solutions and Applied Research analyzes local government employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Local governments are on a hiring spree, at least according to data from the U.S. Bureau of…

local jobs
local jobs