FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

NLC to Release 2013 Local Economic Conditions Report Tomorrow

April 3, 2013

Washington, DC -The National League of Cities (NLC) will release its third annual Local Economic Conditions Report on Thursday, April 4, 2013. The national survey gauges the drivers of local fiscal health.

This year's survey of city officials revealed their opinions on local unemployment rates, barriers to sustained economic growth, the demands for survival services, and the impacts if municipal financing mechanisms are limited.

Members of the press are invited to join a conference call with NLC staff and city officials. After the briefing, NLC staff and city officials will take questions from the media.

The Local Economic Conditions Survey is a national mail and email survey of city officials conducted annually in January. This is the third edition of the survey, which began in 2010.

WHO:
• Christy McFarland, NLC's Interim Director of the Center for Research and Innovation - Author of the report
• NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, AZ
• NLC First Vice President Chris Coleman, mayor, St. Paul, MN
• Clarence Anthony, NLC Executive Director

WHAT: National League of Cities 2013 Local Economic Conditions Report

WHEN: Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 11:00 AM

WHERE: To join the call please use the following phone number and directions:

Call-in Number: Please dial (877) 664-6188. You do no not need a conference ID for the call.

The National League of Cities is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.

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