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Economic Development

Economic development is the engine that helps cities grow successfully. Whether it’s promoting an environment where small businesses can thrive, supporting more and better employment opportunities, or offering improved amenities to current and prospective residents and businesses, we have a wealth of resources and strategies you can rely upon.

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  • CitiesSpeak

John Smith and Jason Ewas work in economic development policy for the city of Boston. This week, they share how equity plays a central role in Boston Mayor Martin Walsh's economic development agenda.

This post is…

photo - An Inside Look at Equitable Economic Development in Boston
photo - An Inside Look at Equitable Economic Development in Boston
  • CitiesSpeak

Our annual analysis of mayoral State of the City addresses shows that cities are increasingly focusing on workforce and small business development through an equity lens. Here’s how several mayors from around the country…

photo - Economic Priorities at City Hall: Employment, Entrepreneurship, and Equity
photo - Economic Priorities at City Hall: Employment, Entrepreneurship, and Equity
  • CitiesSpeak

The arts and culture sector can have a larger impact on your city’s economy (in terms of GDP) than other industries like tourism and transportation — but city leaders often don’t recognize the economic value and impact…

photo - 8 Ways the Arts Can Boost Your Local Economy & Strengthen Your Community
photo - 8 Ways the Arts Can Boost Your Local Economy & Strengthen Your Community
  • CitiesSpeak

Supporting arts and culture initiatives like the Fair Saturday movement allows your city to take advantage of a $730 billion industry that creates strong, vibrant communities, employs local workers, attracts tourism, and…

photo - Why You Should Start Planning "Fair Saturday" in Your City
photo - Why You Should Start Planning "Fair Saturday" in Your City
  • CitiesSpeak

We discuss equitable economic development in Memphis with the city's director of housing and community development, Paul Young.

This post is part of a series on NLC's Equitable Economic Development (EED)…

photo - An Inside Look at Equitable Economic Development in Memphis
photo - An Inside Look at Equitable Economic Development in Memphis

WASHINGTON – June 6, 2017 – Today, National League of Cities (NLC), PolicyLink and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) announced the selection of six additional cities for participation in the organizations’ jointly-supported Equitable Economic…

Keepin' It Local Mural
Keepin' It Local Mural
  • CitiesSpeak

After President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, hundreds of city leaders spoke out to denounce the decision. From New York to Pittsburgh to Dubuque, Iowa,…

photo - Five Things City Leaders Should Know About the Paris Withdrawal
photo - Five Things City Leaders Should Know About the Paris Withdrawal
  • Press Release

Annual “State of the Cities” Report Finds Mayors Expanding Leadership Roles to Fight Attacks on Local Control, Address Top Issues for Cities

WASHINGTON — May 24, 2017 — A comprehensive analysis of mayoral state…

SOTC Banner Image
SOTC Banner Image
  • CitiesSpeak

Beyond the black-and-white debates of the past, local governments are taking strengths, weaknesses and social equity into account.

This post was originally published in Governing.

With high-profile local-…

photo - The Nuanced New World of Economic Development Incentives
photo - The Nuanced New World of Economic Development Incentives
  • CitiesSpeak

We meet one of NLC’s Equitable Economic Development (EED) Fellows, Gwendolyn Tillotson of Houston, and discuss how the city is reaching its most vulnerable communities and increasing their access to employment and job…

photo - An Inside Look at Equitable Economic Development in Houston
photo - An Inside Look at Equitable Economic Development in Houston