Economic Growth

The data shows Minneapolis recovered from the recession more quickly than Chicago. And its growth rates continue to surpass those of its larger neighbor. Why did this happen, and which policies deserve credit?
Apr 22, 2015   Metropolitan Planning Council
Economists see America's recovering housing market as a positive indication of the country's economic health. But according to a new study, rising home prices "decrease income mobility and ultimately hurt the U.S. economy," reports Nicole Goodkind.
Oct 27, 2012   CNBC
Despite heated political rhetoric on the national stage, the Toledo mayor courts Chinese investors.
Oct 2, 2012   The Financial Times
Ben Schiller delves into recent rankings that aim to demonstrate how smaller sized counties can achieve sustainable economic impacts.
Apr 11, 2012   Fast Coexist
Michael Coren examines the influence of internet connection speeds on economic production and the reasons why he believes "broadband will become the interstate highways of the 21st century."
Mar 28, 2012   Fast Company Co.Exist
It's unlikely to surprise anyone to learn that Times Square is an invaluable asset to New York City's economy, but as Patrick McGeehan points out, it has as much to do with offices as with hotels and entertainment.
Mar 23, 2012   New York Times - City Room Blog
Richard Florida, interviewed by blogger Dave Copeland, says that quality of place is going to be of growing importance in the coming era to keep cities vibrant and attracting talent and the "creative class."
Oct 12, 2011   MyCityWay Blog
This latest report from <em>The Brookings Institution</em> tracks economic recovery in 100 American metropolitan areas
Mar 21, 2011   The Brookings Institution
This podcast from <em>The Guardian</em> explores why cities have grown in population and what economic forces are behind this shift.
Mar 20, 2011   Guardian
Joel Kotkin reports that the from Dallas to Des Moines and Bismark, the urban areas of the Great Plains states has seen steady growth thanks to energy, agriculture and high-tech jobs.
Jul 4, 2010   New Geography
Aging and under-maintained rail and transportation infrastructure in India could severely stifle the country's development, according to some critics.
Jun 17, 2010   The New York Times