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NLC is the voice of America’s 19,000 cities, towns and villages in Washington, DC. We advocate on priorities that are important and relevant to local leaders.
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From NLC University to our conferences, technical assistance, and webinars, NLC offers a myriad of choices to increase your knowledge and learn best practices of local solutions.
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Access NLC research and analysis on key topics and trends that impact the people in communities across the country.
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Member Engagement Manager, Midwest Region
Member Engagement Manager, West Region
Member Engagement Manager, South Region
Member Engagement Manager, Northeast Mid-Atlantic Region
The collapse of Pittsburgh’s manufacturing industries in the late 20th century resulted in a peak unemployment rate of 18%, the dissolution of 75% of its steel corporations and a 30% decrease in its population.
Pittsburgh’s recovery was jump-started when it began to capitalize on its comparative advantage in high-tech industries, research and development. In 2019, the city committed to transforming underutilized city-owned recreation centers into technology-enabled spaces for youth through a program called Rec2Tech.
Kansas City, MO
With $1.5 trillion in federal funding at stake and vulnerable populations at high risk of being undercounted again in the 2020 Census, community leaders in Kansas City, Missouri, are working together for a complete count to ensure proper funding distribution, fair government representation, and appropriate, data-informed school and voting district designations for the next 10 years.
State Municipal Leagues
As founding members of NLC, the 49 state municipal leagues are important partners in strengthening local leadership, influencing federal policy and driving innovative solutions.