Community / Economic Development

February 10, 2004, 8am PST
The recently published 'State of the Region 2003' report finds that Southern California is becoming less competitive relative to the rest of the nation.
Southern California Association of Governments
February 10, 2004, 6am PST
Brooklyn Heights’ Montague Street becomes inundated with commercialism, unbeknownst to the locals.
The New York Times
February 9, 2004, 2pm PST
Next month, voters in Contra Costa County, CA, will decide if Wal-Mart supercenters belong in their community.
The San Francisco Chronicle
February 9, 2004, 11am PST
The Golden State considers whether more Las Vegas-style gambling is an answer to its giant budget shortfall.
The Christian Science Monitor
February 9, 2004, 10am PST
Would a city ordinance that regulates the bleak street performing scene in the City of Baltimore be an impetus for its growth and enliven the city streets? Or would it have a crippling effect?
Baltimore City Paper
February 9, 2004, 6am PST
Detroit-area supermarkets are shrinking in face of "wholesale stores" with Walmart still to come.
The Detroit News
February 9, 2004, 5am PST
A Super Bowl visitor to Houston writes that although the city's reputation for visual blight is deserved, the city is catching on to good city building.
The Houston Chronicle
February 9, 2004, 4am PST
The mayor of Hamburg, Germany's second city, promotes the idea of "business improvement districts".
Hamburger Wirtschaft
February 8, 2004, 5am PST
Can a city experience be packaged and delivered? Or is it something that just happens with the right combination of serendipitous elements?
Smart City
February 7, 2004, 9am PST
Report by London-based Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) ranks Honolulu 19th, making it the top U.S. city.
The Age, Australia
February 6, 2004, 8am PST
Federal government contracting is "the last frontier in the technology sector," and New Orleans may finally emerge as a technology center.
BizJournals
February 6, 2004, 6am PST
Workers and residents wait to learn the fate of their neighborhood and their livelihoods.
The New York Times
February 5, 2004, 7am PST
A columnist points out problems with a recent EDC study of Wal-Mart's impact on Los Angeles' economy.
The Los Angeles Times
February 4, 2004, 2pm PST
One man is using Long Beach's most famous landmark, the Queen Mary, as leverage for his personal financial transactions.
Orange County Weekly
February 4, 2004, 11am PST
Curtis Johnson explains the challenges in applying planning principles in Baghdad.
Citistates Group
February 3, 2004, 9am PST
A columnist argues that some black leaders' embrace of Wal-Mart and its low wages in poor neighborhoods sends the wrong message.
Orlando Weekly
February 2, 2004, 1pm PST
Southern California could become one of the nation's biggest gambling centers as a result of a gaming battle being fought between card clubs and casinos run by Indian tribes.
The Los Angeles Times
February 2, 2004, 11am PST
The United States is becoming less attractive to the creative class, writes Richard Florida, while cities in other countries are becoming new magnets.
The Washington Monthly
February 2, 2004, 9am PST
Two Southern California cities are looking to attract the elderly to revitalize their downtowns. Is this a new national trend?
The Los Angeles Times
February 2, 2004, 6am PST
A successful downtown works hard to stay relevant.
The Detroit News