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  • November 07, 2011

    EPA to Work with Local Governments on Integrated Planning Approach

    Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new Integrated Planning policy to help state and local governments identify opportunities to achieve clean water by controlling and managing releases of wastewater and stormwater runoff more efficiently and cost effectively.

  • At the end of October 2011, nearly 150 city leaders from across the country attended a White House briefing on job creation and economic recovery with members of the Cabinet and senior Administration officials, followed by a meeting and reception with President Obama.
    October 31, 2011

    President Obama Engages With NLC

    At the end of October 2011, nearly 150 city leaders from across the country attended a White House briefing on job creation and economic recovery with members of the Cabinet and senior Administration officials, followed by a meeting and reception with President Obama.

  • October 17, 2011

    New Research on Local Roles in Small Business Growth

    New Research on Local Roles in Small Business Growth

  • September 27, 2011

    Cities Cut Jobs and Infrastructure as Finances Continue to Weaken

    Cities Cut Jobs and Infrastructure as Finances Continue to Weaken

  • Buildings account for roughly 70 percent of U.S. electricity usage and nearly 40 percent of total carbon emissions, reducing the amount of energy used by buildings is crucial to the hope of making cities more sustainable, and as the nation strives to cut energy use in cities, skilled green jobs will be added to local economies.
    August 22, 2011

    More Cities Push for Building Energy Transparency

    Buildings account for roughly 70 percent of U.S. electricity usage and nearly 40 percent of total carbon emissions, reducing the amount of energy used by buildings is crucial to the hope of making cities more sustainable, and as the nation strives to cut energy use in cities, skilled green jobs will be added to local economies.

  • July 11, 2011

    Emerging Issues: Closing the Regional Disconnect

    Boundary crossing for regional governance is on its way to becoming normal. We should put aside the false choice twixt doing nothing or engineering jurisdictional consolidation and instead shift to a focus on regional governance as capacity and process.

  • As part of their 2011 summer meeting, members of the NLC Board of Directors Finance Committee met with the U.S. Department of Transportation, the White House, and their respective Senators to advocate for NLC's top legislative priorities: transportation, CDBG, and comprehensive immigration reform.
    June 13, 2011

    NLC Leaders Lobby Congress, White House on Transportation, CDBG and Immigration

    As part of their 2011 summer meeting, members of the NLC Board of Directors Finance Committee met with the U.S. Department of Transportation, the White House, and their respective Senators to advocate for NLC's top legislative priorities: transportation, CDBG, and comprehensive immigration reform.

  • As communities throughout the country grapple with rising gas prices, electric vehicles and hybrids are getting more attention than ever.  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities initiative offers local governments valuable tools and resources for successful deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) and charging infrastructure.
    May 16, 2011

    Clean Cities Can Help Local Governments Pave the Way for Electric Vehicles

    As communities throughout the country grapple with rising gas prices, electric vehicles and hybrids are getting more attention than ever. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities initiative offers local governments valuable tools and resources for successful deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) and charging infrastructure.

  • Steve Weathers of Regional Growth Partnership discusses characteristics of successful regional development and strategies for cities to build on and strengthen existing assets.
    March 29, 2011

    Regional Partnerships, Planning Key to Economic Development

    Steve Weathers of Regional Growth Partnership discusses characteristics of successful regional development and strategies for cities to build on and strengthen existing assets.

  • NLC praised First Lady Michelle Obama for recognizing both the public health threat posed by childhood obesity, and the role that municipal leaders need to play in promoting nutrition and fitness in the nation’s communities.
    March 23, 2011

    NLC Commends First Lady’s Work to Reduce Childhood Obesity

    NLC praised First Lady Michelle Obama for recognizing both the public health threat posed by childhood obesity, and the role that municipal leaders need to play in promoting nutrition and fitness in the nation’s communities.