LOS ANGELES – November 10, 2018 – The National League of Cities (NLC) presented the Service to Cities Award to LinkedIn for its outstanding contributions to cities across the nation.Through LinkedIn’s work on the Economic Graph, a digital representation of the of the global economy, cities can better understand and track talent migration, hiring rates and in-demand skills.
“The development of the Economic Graph is a gamechanger for cities,” said Clarence Anthony, CEO and executive director of the National League of Cities (NLC). “LinkedIn’s tool will give cities the resources to make informed decisions about future of their community’s workforce and help them attract new business and industry. NLC is proud to partner with such an innovative company.”
Awarded at NLC’s 2018 City Summit Conference in Los Angeles, the Service to Cities award is given to NLC partners who have demonstrated a strong commitment to building stronger, more innovative and resilient cities and towns. A video produced by LinkedIn earlier this year tells the story of the Economic Graph’s capabilities and impact.
“LinkedIn’s vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. Partnering with the National League of Cities has allowed us to continue to scale our localized initiatives and learn how to better serve cities with actionable insights, especially as many of the cities with whom we worked have committed to re-aligning their educational curriculum to skills in demand,” says Nicole Isaac, LinkedIn’s Head of North America Policy. “We look forward to continued investment in supporting local governments to encourage job creation across the country.”
The National League of Cities (NLC) is the voice of America’s cities, towns and villages, representing more than 200 million people across the country. NLC works to strengthen local leadership, influence federal policy and drive innovative solutions. Stay connected with NLC on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.