Organizers claim city money won't be needed as Chicago edges closer to securing the 2016 Summer Olympics, but locals are wary about the costs that could fall on them. The recession is exacerbating concerns.
Jul 28, 2009 The New York Times
The entire country is in recession, but the nation's ports are experiencing a flood of interest from investors, according to this article from <em>Reason</em>.
Mar 30, 2009 Reason Foundation
Mexican President Felipe Calderon has announced a $4.3 billion plan to improve the country's infrastructure, schools and housing stock.
Oct 14, 2008 BBC
As the Olympics leave town, Beijing appears to be in a much better position to benefit from the games than previous Summer Olympic host Athens.
Aug 27, 2008 Yahoo Sports
<p>Four years after it hosted the Summer Olympics, Athens is questioning whether the $15 billion investment in venues that now largely sit unused was really worth it.</p>
Jul 22, 2008 The Christian Science Monitor
<p>Humboldt's port shows promise, but would require massive investment. Goldman Sachs expresses an interest, surprising locals.</p>
Jun 2, 2008 Times-Standard, Northern California
<p>The small Arkansas town of El Dorado has experienced an economic rebirth since an oil company offered to pay college tuition and fees for all graduating high school seniors.</p>
Mar 18, 2008 By
<p>Robert Pollin & Heidi Garrett-Peltier writing in <em>The Nation</em> show that the U.S. has spent hundreds of billions of dollars in Iraq that could have been much more productively invested in public goods like sustainable infrastructure.</p>
Mar 18, 2008 The Nation
<p>A recent report form the U.S. Public Interest Research Group highlights the arguments for increased investment in public transportation.</p>
Mar 14, 2008 U.S. PIRG, the Federation of State Public Interest Research Groups
<p>Universities across the country are reviving their connections to their host cities, participating in urban renewal projects and investing in their cities' futures.</p>
Mar 11, 2008 The Columbian