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NLC News

May 18
Press Release
Press Release
  • Advocacy

Council Member Jeff Moore, Longmont, Co. meets with Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn

City leaders from around the nation came to Washington this week to push for greater investment in infrastructure, as part of NLC's recognition of Infrastructure Week. NLC President Ralph Becker, in addition to leaders…

May 18
Press Release
Press Release
  • Advocacy

"Cities are economic engines, and right now our engines ought to be racing. We hope that Members of Congress will understand our participation as a message that when they are finally ready to solve these seemingly intractable challenges to funding our nation's infrastructure, we will have their backs through the tough votes, and…

May 15
Press Release
Press Release
  • Economic Development
  • Community & Housing

Applications for funding are now being accepted by the federal Assets for Independence (AFI) program to implement asset building projects that serve low-income individuals and their families. State and local government agencies are eligible to apply for AFI funding, along with 501(c) nonprofits and other types of organizations. For more details, view the AFI Funding Opportunity Announcement.…

May 13

This article was co-authored by Jeremy Sigmon, Director of Technical Policy at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

“Resilience is bigger than disaster management,” said Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, president of the National League of Cities and co-chair of the Resilient Cities Summit hosted last week at the Aspen Institute in Aspen, CO. “It's about preserving and improving…

May 12

WASHINGTON-After the House of Representatives today passed the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015 that would halt the currently proposed "Waters of the U.S." rule, Clarence E. Anthony, CEO & Executive Director of the National League of Cities issued this statement:

"We are pleased that the House acted today to halt the ‘Waters of the U.S.' rule, which will have broad and…

May 11

Our monthly roundup of the latest news in economic development filtered through a city-focused lens. Reading something interesting? Share it with @robbins617.

Could this be the future of online shopping? German start-up Kiezkaufhaus allows consumers to purchase local goods online for same-day delivery by bike. (image courtesy Kiezkaufhaus)

A new concern for small businesses is…

May 11

Take our Cities Promoting Access to Nature survey today! (Getty Images)

NLC is partnering with the Children & Nature Network (C&NN) on a new initiative, Cities Promoting Access to Nature (CPAN), to ensure that all children, particularly children living in economically distressed communities, have the opportunity to play, learn and grow in outdoor spaces.

Many cities are…

May 11

Infrastructure Week is a national week of high-profile events, media coverage, focused advocacy and other efforts around the country to build momentum for revitalization of America’s economic competitiveness through rebuilding American infrastructure.

For many of us, infrastructure creates a sort of cognitive dissonance: we don't often think about it, but we all use it, and we certainly…

May 08
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: Take Action on Infrastructure Investment  NLC Supports Congressional Action on "Waters of the U.S." Local Leaders Fight to Protect CDBG Funding  NLC Urges Congressional Leadership to Match Transportation Funds to Local Need  NLC Supports GIS Data-Sharing Bill  DOT Rule Addresses Tank Car Safety and Routing, Operating Requirements  New Grant Opportunities Available for…
May 08

In this issue:

Take Action on Infrastructure Investment  NLC Supports Congressional Action on "Waters of the U.S." Local Leaders Fight to Protect CDBG Funding