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  • October 29, 2012

    NLC to Washington: Adopt a Bipartisan, Balanced Plan to Reduce the Deficit

    NLC sent a letter calling on the House and Senate to adopt a bipartisan, balanced deficit reduction plan to avoid the harm to local economies and communities that would result from implementing sequestration. Join a free webinar, November 8 to learn more about the sequestration process.

  • October 26, 2012

    New Report on Livability from the National Association of Regional Councils

    The National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) recently released their latest livability resource, Livability Literature Review: A Synthesis of Current Practice. This comprehensive report describes how livability is understood, provides examples of livable communities in practice and adds clarity to several concepts.

  • October 25, 2012

    See How Boston Public Schools Close Achievement Gaps at Congress of Cities

    Boston has established a wide range of educational options that have increased graduation rates and better prepared students for college. Attendees at the 2012 Congress of Cities will have the opportunity to see the Boston Public Schools Re-Engagement Center, innovation schools and array of new education options for the future as part of a mobile workshop entitled: Closing Access and Achievement Gaps.

  • NLC will be continuing the A.S.K. a Corporate Partner: Answers, Solutions, and Knowledge program at the upcoming 2012 Congress of Cities and Exposition in Boston, November 28-December 1.
    October 25, 2012

    One-on-One Consultations with Business Leaders Offered at the 2012 Congress of Cities and Exposition

    NLC will be continuing the A.S.K. a Corporate Partner: Answers, Solutions, and Knowledge program at the upcoming 2012 Congress of Cities and Exposition in Boston, November 28-December 1.

  • October 25, 2012

    NLC Officers and Board of Directors Application Process Underway

    The application process for 2013 NLC Officers and Board of Directors positions is underway. Candidate Data Forms are due to NLC's Executive Office by November 7.

  • October 22, 2012

    NLC Board Sets Foundation for Future Growth with 2013 Budget

    As Chair of the Board Finance Committee, NLC First VP Marie Lopez Rogers led the approval of the FY 2013 budget saying, “This budget provides the path to financial sustainability. With a solid base of revenues and a leaner, focused expense budget, we are handing the new Executive Director a strong platform on which to build.”

  • October 22, 2012

    Supporting Growth-Oriented Small Business as a Community Economic Development Strategy

    Christine Hamilton-Pennell discusses how communities can develop an entrepreneurship support system that focuses on growth-oriented small businesses as a way to drive greater economic growth. Hamilton-Pennell will serve as presenter and facilitator for a Leadership Training Seminar on this topic at the Congress of Cities and Exposition on November 29 in Boston, MA.

  • October 22, 2012

    Columnist: Sharing -- Not Ownership?

    Neal Peirce discusses the notion that today's young adults in their 20s and 30s are incubating a value set of sharing rather than ownership. He argues that a sharing economy is a powerful new model and especially approriate to cities.

  • October 19, 2012

    Credentials Form Due October 30 for Annual Business Meeting

    If a city will have representatives at the 2012 Congress of Cities and Exposition, the city must designate a voting delegate and an alternate in order to have a vote in NLC's Annual Business Meeting, which will take place Saturday, December 1 in Boston.

  • October 18, 2012

    Lumina Foundation Grant to Support Second Phase of NLC Postsecondary Success Initiative

    With support from Lumina Foundation, NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education and Families is launching the second phase of an initiative to help cities boost local college completion rates.