Community / Economic Development

July 24, 2003, 6am PDT
In the burgeoning southwest suburbs of Chicago, several towns are undertaking special censuses 'in hopes of reaping more state tax dollars.'
The Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2003, 5am PDT
The EPA is emphasizing economic development potential as a factor in prioritizing the cleanup of Superfund sites.
The New York Times
July 19, 2003, 5am PDT
Welfare exiters receiving vouchers are employed closer to their homes, spend less time commuting to work, and have greater access to job openings.
HUD News
July 18, 2003, 8am PDT
National campaign is launched to reclaim abandoned buildings and revitalize neighborhoods. Initiative includes affordable housing groups, local governments, environmentalists and other diverse interests.
The New York Times
July 17, 2003, 8am PDT
The nation's aging first-tier suburbs are fighting back.
The Washington Post Writers Group
July 16, 2003, 12pm PDT
Communities, nationwide, are spending millions to revitalize riverfront and lakefront properties.
The Chicago Tribune
July 16, 2003, 11am PDT
Hidden away from the public, an old Navy base is now being prepared for a new future.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
July 15, 2003, 8am PDT
Downtown Sacramento, CA, has developed a healthy night life through coordination between developers, the City, and the Downtown Sacramento Partnership.
The Sacramento Bee
July 15, 2003, 5am PDT
Mixed results, a poor economy, and budget woes are forcing a much more critical look at technology-based economic development programs.
Los Angeles Regional Technology Alliance
July 15, 2003, 4am PDT
The 58-mile, often dry, concrete-lined Los Angeles River is a far cry from New York's East River. But that is changing, albeit slowly.
The Los Angeles Times
July 14, 2003, 9am PDT
Chattanooga, Long Beach, Atlanta, Denver, Duluth... The list goes on. Are aquariums the new secret to revitalizing downtown?
USA Today
July 14, 2003, 6am PDT
Who are the "young creatives" and what does the buzz about the "creative class" tell us about our cities?
The Washington Post Writers Group
July 13, 2003, 9am PDT
ShoreBank, known for its investments in community development in the U.S., is expanding its services to developing countries.
Chicago Sun-Times
July 12, 2003, 1pm PDT
A critial mass or residents is achieving what past revitalization efforts haven't: a 24x7 downtown in Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Times
July 11, 2003, 1pm PDT
Local employers in Austin, TX participate in a job fair for the homeless.
July 11, 2003, 9am PDT
A change in a Texas law precludes the ability of development boards to fund retail projects.
July 11, 2003, 5am PDT
The traditional shopping mall is approaching dinosaur status.
The Salt Lake Tribune
July 10, 2003, 9am PDT
A report titled "Citizens' Vision For Smart Growth" includes a 51-point checklist of "Sustainability Assessment Criteria" for evaluating if a project is sustainable.
Sustainable Pittsburgh
July 9, 2003, 2pm PDT
Metro Investment Report interviews the Chair of Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network, Keith Kennedy, on the need for fiscal reforms to help generate growth in the Valley.
The Metro Investment Report
July 9, 2003, 5am PDT
In only a few years, Indian tribes in California have developed Vegas-style casinos across much of the state.
California Planning and Development Report