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Economic Opportunity

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  • News Announcement
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON – October 28, 2019 – Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) released its annual report, “City Fiscal Conditions,” at an event in Washington. The report, which analyzed survey results and fiscal data from over 500 cities, finds…

Columbus, Ohio
Columbus, Ohio
  • Webinar

Register now for a free webinar on Monday, November 4 at 2 p.m. ET examining the impact that historical and current wealth disparities by race can have on cities. It will…

  • Issue Brief

NLC is offering city leaders in the Southeastern U.S. an opportunity to strengthen educational opportunities for their youngest residents through the use of children’s savings accounts (CSA). By joining the Southern Cities Children's Savings…

Infrastructure is a bipartisan issue. It's time to rebuild together.

Policymakers, industry experts, and city leaders agree – we must rebuild America’s infrastructure before it’s too late. But, it's not…

  • CitiesSpeak

This post is the first installment in NLC’s Economic Mobility and Opportunity Blog Series.

It’s not too late to make a New Year’s resolution to help your residents gain a solid financial footing. The National League of Cities’ (NLC)…

  • Press Release

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In a report released today, 22 esteemed leaders from cities big and small lay out a road map to help mayors, councilmembers and other municipal officials expand economic mobility and opportunity in their communities and enable…

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American Flag

Throughout much of our history, children have grown up to reach a higher standard of living than their parents. While this has never been realized by all groups, the hope for a better life lies at the heart of the…

Keeping the American Dream Alive
Keeping the American Dream Alive
  • CitiesSpeak

Jim Terrell works in community planning and economic development policy for the city of Minneapolis. This week, he talks about the city's new Access to Capital program and why an equitable approach to economic…

photo - An Inside Look at Equitable Economic Development in Minneapolis
photo - An Inside Look at Equitable Economic Development in Minneapolis
  • CitiesSpeak

The National League of Cities and LinkedIn are visiting six cities this summer to promote equity, education and employment and create a model that all cities can use to boost economic opportunities for their residents.…

photo - Follow NLC and LinkedIn on a Summer Road Trip
photo - Follow NLC and LinkedIn on a Summer Road Trip
  • CitiesSpeak

National League of Cities President Matt Zone challenges every NLC member city to take action to increase economic mobility and opportunity for their residents in 2017.

This is the third post in a series…

photo - How Your City Can Boost Economic Mobility and Opportunity
photo - How Your City Can Boost Economic Mobility and Opportunity