Some cities are employing a "modern-day Homestead Act" to attract new residents.
David Harrison and Shayndi Raice report [paywall] that tight labor markets in cities around the country are sparking an individual approach to economic development—that is, cities will pay individuals to attract workers.
Brit Morse follows up on the article with a list of five towns that are paying people to live there. "The incentives come in all forms from student loan help and home buying grants, to gifted parcels of land and even town-wide ceremonies in your honor," according to Morse.
Morse's list includes North Platte, Nebraska; St. Clair County, Michigan; Grant County, Indiana; Hamilton, Ohio; and Marne, Iowa.
Arizona’s ‘Car-Free’ Community Takes Shape
Culdesac Tempe has been welcoming residents since last year.
4 Ways to Use AI in Urban Planning and City Design
With the ability to predict trends, engage citizens, enhance resource allocation, and guide decision-making, artificial intelligence has the potential to serve as planners’ very own multi-tool.
Oregon Town Seeks Funding for Ambitious Resilience Plan
Like other rural communities, Grants Pass is eager to access federal funding aimed at sustainability initiatives, but faces challenges when it comes to meeting grant requirements.
How Infrastructure Communicates Values
The presence and quality of sidewalks, curb cuts, and other basic elements of infrastructure can speak to much more than just economic decisions.
Despite High Ridership, Intercity Bus Lines Are Eliminating Stations
Riders on the ‘forgotten stepchild’ of the U.S. transportation system find themselves waiting for buses curbside as Greyhound sells off its real estate in many U.S. cities.
Buffalo Residents Push Back on Proposed Cap Park
State and local officials say the $1 billion project will heal neighborhoods divided by the Kensington Expressway, but community members say the proposed plan will exacerbate already poor air quality in the area.
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