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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

Our monthly roundup of the latest news in economic development filtered through a city-focused lens. This month’s roundup features stories from NLC’s Congressional Cities Conference. Reading something interesting? Share it with @robbins617.

President Obama
President Obama
  • Press Release

Panel of Experts from Eight Cities to Advise Seattle as Part of Yearlong Fellowship Program

SEATTLE - The Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership, jointly operated by the National…

Press Release
Press Release
  • CitiesSpeak

With President Obama’s announcement at the NLC Congressional Cities Conference of the new TechHire initiative, the White House will make available $100 million in grants to expand the number of Americans in well-paying tech jobs. The program will…

President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama
  • CitiesSpeak

Today’s BLS February jobs report shows a slight improvement in public sector employment, with local government employment responsible for the majority of the gains. Total public sector employment is up 7,000 jobs in February; local governments…

Jobs Report
Jobs Report
  • Press Release

You may have heard that the Department of Labor is encouraging states to begin implementing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), and you may have heard rumblings within your state about the ways in which your state intends to…

  • Press Release

Pittsburgh, Penn. - The Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership, jointly operated by the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), is working this week with Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto and several local officials to…

Press Release
Press Release
  • Press Release

Panel of Experts from Nine Cities to Advise Omaha as Part of Yearlong Fellowship Program

Omaha, Neb. -- The Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership, jointly operated by the Urban Land…

Press Release
Press Release
  • CitiesSpeak

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

Shining a new light on income inequality. The issue of inequity is getting prime…

San Diego
San Diego
  • Issue Brief

This National League of Cities report seeks to provide an extended analysis of what is currently happening in American cities so that city leaders may better understand, encourage and regulate the growing sharing economy. Interviews were…

  • Issue Brief

NLC's City Survey on the Sharing Economy is a nationwide analysis of the current state of the sharing economy in relation to local governments. This survey has been conducted as a part of NLC's Local Economic Conditions survey, which measures the…