The First Tier Suburbs Council is open to any local elected official representing a member city or town outside of central cities and inside the ring of developing suburbs and rural areas. Participants share ideas and creative solutions to challenges affecting first tier suburbs. Participation in the Council ensures that the unique needs of First Tier Suburbs are reflected in NLC’s advocacy efforts and policy discussions.

Council Objectives

  • To be recognized as the voice and advocate for first tier suburbs
  • To be a resource to municipal officials from first tier suburbs
  • To engage first tier suburbs as active NLC members

2020 FIRST TIER SUBURBS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Overview
Economic Conditions

Overview

NLC partnered with TIP Strategies to offer national economic analysis to a first tier community, suburb, or a regional group of cities, on a topic of critical importance to that municipality. The community received data analysis and insights to address shared opportunities and challenges with the help of a national economic development and workforce consulting firm and an economic development summit.

Congratulations to these Arizona cities in the East Valley Region:

  • Mesa
  • Gilbert
  • Queen Creek

TIP Strategies will donate economic data analysis and expertise and facilitate a day-long summit where community leaders will discuss economic challenges and opportunities. The summit will highlight collaborative opportunities for local governments and help to formulate economic development solutions.

The National League of Cities 2019 Economic Development Housing Summit Video

THE NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES 2019 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT HOUSING SUMMIT VIDEO

Application Process

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications are closed for this program. For more information or to express your interest in future similar programs, email Kirk Ross at ross@nlc.org.

about tip strategies

ABOUT TIP STRATEGIES

TIP STRATEGIES, INC. (TIP) is a privately held economic development consulting firm committed to providing innovative strategy solutions for public and private sector clients since 1995. With offices in Austin and Seattle, the firm’s primary focus is economic development strategic planning at the local, region and state levels. Specific topics in which TIP has deep experience include workforce, entrepreneurship, target industries, and defense industries/communities. TIP’s methods establish a clear vision for economic growth. Community leaders across the country have embraced the TIP model of Talent, Innovation and Place to achieve successful and sustainable communities. 

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