Finance


The newest City Fiscal Conditions report is available now.  


Public finance is fundamental to the activities of cities and towns and to the health of the national economy. It's how cities pay for the services, invest in infrastructure and support the municipal workforce. NLC has been tracking city fiscal conditions for nearly 30 years, and this information provides the only source of annual finance data for the municipal sector.

Our work features survey and other research reports on the structure, health, and factors affecting city finances, as well as resources for city officials to use in making better decisions.