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Why Local Governments Should Make Housing Part of Their Economic Development Plans

NLC (National League of Cities)

NLC’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Development team helps cities meet their economic security needs by building robust and inclusive economies.

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How Municipalities Can Drive Local Economic Development


With the cultural shift to a “work from anywhere” mentality, as well as the recent passage of the Infrastructure Bill, there are many reasons for municipal governments to be excited about local economic development and the adaptation of civil society.


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Building a local economy versus "economic development": Gambling

Rebuilding Place in Urban Space

Had the same amount of money been spent on another activity, like shopping or dining, NERA Economic Consulting estimated that significantly more would have been paid out in wages, which employees would have then spent on other parts of the economy. Economic development versus building a local economy.

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Economic Development Spending: Let’s Find Out if It’s Effective

Barrett & Greene

It was titled 11 Billion Reasons to Rethink New York’s Increasing Economic Development Spending. It feels like this may be a good time for greater demand for accountability when it comes to economic development spending. Indeed, the federal government has been pushing for evidence.

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CIE Spotlight: Inside Raleigh’s Innovative Approach to Community and Economic Development

NLC (National League of Cities)

Over a decade ago, thought leaders and visionaries convened at the first Innovate Raleigh Summit under the leadership of then councilmember Mary-Ann Baldwin and Dr. Terri Lomax, Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation, and Economic Development at […] Source

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How Are Economic Developers Partnering to Solve Workforce Challenges?

Community and Economic Development Program of UNC

To attract, retain and expand businesses in today’s tight labor market, economic development organizations (EDOs) are becoming more involved than ever in partnerships to help meet employers’ talent pipeline and training needs. Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation in Pa.; What do those partnerships look like?

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Microsoft to expand program that grows economic development in rural areas


The tech giant is set to expand TechSpark to all 50 states as it looks to grow place-based economic development opportunities through digital skills training.