Retail – both online and brick and mortar – forms the foundation for local economies, our workforce and community main streets across the country. COVID-19 has dramatically accelerated disruptions and innovations across most industries with retail experiencing more significant shifts than ever before. To ensure their communities are best positioned for the future, city leaders are focusing on how land use, planning and zoning; economic opportunity and jobs; and emerging technology can support their retail sector. 

Join NLC as we launch the first report in a three-year initiative on the Future of Cities.