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NLC News

Sep 08
  • Economic Development

To learn more about how your city can provide access to capital for small businesses, please join NLC at our upcoming training in Kansas City, MO on Oct. 8-9.

Several years ago, Julio and William needed additional financing to expand their growing plumbing and repair company in the greater Los Angeles area. The father-son duo estimated that the price of a business office, advertising…

Sep 08

On Tuesday, September 16, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will host a free, full day "Train-the-Trainer" event at their Washington, DC office to prepare interested city officials and staff in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia region to bring the new CFPB program Your Money, Your Goals to residents in their communities. Your Money, Your Goals, is a comprehensive guide developed for…

Sep 08

What characteristics define an attractive community? In today's terms an attractive city offers diverse housing and transportation choices, provides walkable and bikeable routes to recreation, and attracts employment and job creation. But beyond this, a desirable community actively ensures that citizens are highly engaged and are key drivers in community decision making. 

The millennial…

Sep 08

The National League of Cities is proud to announce David Gregory as the keynote speaker for the Saturday afternoon general session at the Congress of Cities and Exposition. A renowned journalist and former White House correspondent, Gregory will cap off a conference dedicated to helping city leaders explore the future of cities by sharing his perspective and insights on politics, current…

Sep 08

The National League of Cities can help you save your city money and help your residents. NLC partners with carefully selected organizations to offer products, service and solutions that cities and towns of all sizes can use today. NLC's business partner programs help meet your city's critical needs and stretch your city budget.

NLC Prescription Discount Card Program

The…

Sep 08
Press Release
Press Release
  • Civic Engagement

Josh Lerner will serve as a presenter and facilitator for the interactive NLC University Seminar, "Participatory Budgeting – How to Build Deep Community Engagement in Real Budget Decisions (201)" at the Congress of Cities and Exposition on November 19th in Austin, Texas.

For all the hype surrounding democracy as a concept, in practice it has fallen short of expectations.…

Sep 04

Washington, D.C. - Following yesterday's vote by the Federal Reserve and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to approve new liquidity standards on banks, National League of Cities CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony issued this statement:

"We appreciate efforts by the Federal Reserve, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Office of the Comptroller of…

Sep 02

What can cities expect from Congress in the final weeks of the congressional session? Join NLC's Executive Director Clarence Anthony for a conference call on Friday, September 5 at 1:00PM EDT to find out. NLC's Federal Advocacy staff will provide updates on NLC's top federal advocacy priorities, particularly transportation funding and marketplace fairness legislation. They will also provide…

Sep 02

NLC Capstone Partners recently had the opportunity to address NLC’s Board of Directors, providing their organizational vision for the "Future of the City." Their presentations provided thought provoking content by industry innovators such as Google, Esri, Wells Fargo, Socrata, Comcast, ICMA-RC and ICSC.

The ignite style presentations touched on many of the themes currently at play in…

Sep 02

City leaders can improve public safety and outcomes for youth by promoting practices that hold youth accountable for wrongdoing in a way that is developmentally appropriate and fair.  To advance these goals, cities are taking advantage of their unique opportunity to stop young people at the front door of the juvenile court and divert them to community-based services. 

For youth accused…