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Economic Opportunity

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  • Press Release

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In a report released today, 22 esteemed leaders from cities big and small lay out a road map to help mayors, councilmembers and other municipal officials expand economic mobility and opportunity in their communities and enable…

American Flag
American Flag

Throughout much of our history, children have grown up to reach a higher standard of living than their parents. While this has never been realized by all groups, the hope for a better life lies at the heart of the…

Keeping the American Dream Alive
Keeping the American Dream Alive
  • 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

The National League of Cities and LinkedIn are visiting six cities this summer to promote equity, education and employment and create a model that all cities can use to boost economic opportunities for their residents.…

photo - Follow NLC and LinkedIn on a Summer Road Trip
photo - Follow NLC and LinkedIn on a Summer Road Trip
  • 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