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  • CitiesSpeak

Marketing your community’s unique assets is crucial to building a sustainable local economy.

There’s no single, standard definition of economic development, but according to the National League of Cities (NLC)…

photo - Showcasing Your City Just Got Easier
photo - Showcasing Your City Just Got Easier
  • CitiesSpeak

All cities have blighted neighborhoods with potential that simply need a little sun and water to grow, and it’s micro-level community efforts that constitute that nourishment. Guest author Jack Calhoun shares an…

photo - Hope Is a Vineyard
photo - Hope Is a Vineyard
  • CitiesSpeak

Mayors play an important role in reinforcing the values of their cities and their residents.

When tensions and uncertainty across the nation are very high, mayors have a responsibility to remind us what we have…

photo - Mayors Embrace Inclusive Values Amidst Hate
photo - Mayors Embrace Inclusive Values Amidst Hate
  • CitiesSpeak

This week, more than 250 city leaders convened in Cleveland for the National League of Cities 2017 Summer Board and Leadership Meeting.

Hosted by NLC President Matt Zone, the meeting provided a platform for NLC's…

photo - What You Need to Know About the NLC Summer Leadership Meeting
photo - What You Need to Know About the NLC Summer Leadership Meeting
  • CitiesSpeak

At an uncertain time for federal transportation policy, local elected officials across the country are rolling up their sleeves and adopting a “do it yourself” ethos — and the result is often surprising.

This is…

photo - All Transportation Is Local
photo - All Transportation Is Local
  • 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

While President Trump sent a signal that the United States is unwilling to lead in the fight against climate change, it's local governments that have committed to action.

This post was co-authored by Christiana…

photo - On Climate, Local Action Trumps National Rhetoric
photo - On Climate, Local Action Trumps National Rhetoric
  • Press Release
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WASHINGTON — After the heartbreaking news that Shelley Simonton, former executive director of the Wyoming Association of Municipalities, passed away last week, National League of Cities (NLC) CEO and Executive Director…

Cheyenne, Wyoming
Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • CitiesSpeak

With local education budgets under threat nationwide, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney explains how the community schools model helps more students succeed in and out of the classroom even when school districts are…

photo - Community Schools Serve Students and Families Better
photo - Community Schools Serve Students and Families Better
  • CitiesSpeak

City leaders and the private sector must collaborate for our cities to succeed. NLC’s Capstone Leaders Forum brought together public- and private-sector thought leaders to discuss issues ranging from addressing the…

photo - From Public to Private: Building Bridges at the NLC Capstone Leaders Forum
photo - From Public to Private: Building Bridges at the NLC Capstone Leaders Forum