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Infrastructure

One of the most important responsibilities of local government is maintaining and improving infrastructure – transportation, water/sewer, technology and communications – that benefits all residents. This area is also one of the biggest challenges for cities given the great cost and the limited funding available. Our research helps cities learn about traditional and more creative solutions in all areas of infrastructure.

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  • CitiesSpeak

After a long wait, Congress now has an extensive infrastructure proposal from the President on their desk to review. The passage of this administration’s infrastructure playbook to Congress kicks off the process in Washington to develop a…

Trump
Trump
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — February 12, 2018 — Today, President Trump released his administration’s budget proposal for FY 2019. The proposal includes $3 trillion in domestic cuts over ten years, many of which Congress has already rejected twice. Together,…

President Trump
President Trump
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON – February 12, 2018 – Today, President Trump released his administration's infrastructure proposal following a meeting at the White House with city leaders. The National League of Cities (NLC) applauds the administration for putting…

America's crumbling infrastructure
America's crumbling infrastructure
  • Press Release

Leaders across the country stand together to partner on reinvesting in nation’s infrastructure

WASHINGTON — February 8, 2018 — The leading organizations that represent state and local governments – The Council of…

U.S. Capitol
U.S. Capitol
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — January 30, 2018 — Following President Trump’s first State of the Union address to Congress, National League of Cities (NLC) President Mark Stodola, mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas, released the following statement:

2018 State of the Union Address
2018 State of the Union Address
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — January 25, 2018 — Following today's White House meeting with city leaders on infrastructure, and as President Donald Trump prepares to deliver his first State of the Union address next week, National League of Cities (NLC) President…

Bridge Closed
Bridge Closed
  • Issue Brief

Through no fault of their own, cities could lose out on critical infrastructure funding simply because they do not have access to “self-help” tools.

Some localities can tap into “self-help” local revenue-raising and financing mechanisms,…

Workers
Workers
  • Research Report

As cities embrace a future permeated by technology, local leaders must continually reassert and revisit community values, while ensuring these values are the foundation of new plans, policies, and programs. 

This…

  • Press Release

New National League of Cities Research Examines Future of Equity in Infrastructure, Public Safety and Economic Development

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) released new research on the future of…

Future of Equity
Future of Equity
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — October 25, 2017 — The National League of Cities, National Association of Counties and U.S. Conference of Mayors today issued the following statement on President Trump’s directive to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to establish…

Drones
Drones