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Economic Development

October 2, 2019, 10am PDT
A compendium of benefits of walkable urban places, put together by Hazel Borys and Kaid Benfield.
PlaceShakers
July 8, 2019, 1pm PDT
Cafes on the city's South Side are more than just businesses. They also provide important spaces for community building and economic development in neighborhoods that have been historically overlooked.
Chicago Tribune
June 13, 2019, 2pm PDT
The decision about where to locate a new casino project depends on competing goals—to maximize revenues or bring jobs and development to neighborhoods that need them.
Chicago Tribune
May 16, 2019, 10am PDT
Before his death in March, Hussle has plans for an opportunity zone investment fund that would ensure the community wouldn’t lose out in the development process.
Los Angeles Times
April 22, 2019, 2pm PDT
While historic preservation is often perceived to be a hinderance to development efforts, preserving buildings actually helps economic development, say advocates.
Cincinnati Edition
March 6, 2019, 6am PST
A plan for 48 acres of riverfront land could make Minneapolis a leader in doing redevelopment right, argue city leaders.
Star Tribune
February 8, 2019, 9am PST
In some Latino neighborhoods, the gentrifiers are also Latinos. The result is a complicated mix of culture, change, and resistance.
Vice
January 15, 2019, 7am PST
To encourage people to move to Vermont, new program will help remote workers with the costs of relocating.
WBUR
November 13, 2018, 11am PST
Tax increment financing (TIF) districts are common in municipalities across the country. However, the economic development tool is also poorly understood and often the target of criticism.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
November 10, 2018, 7am PST
A development project in Philadelphia is raising funds through a combination of Opportunity Zones benefits, federal tax credits, and crowdfunding.
Next City
October 1, 2018, 9am PDT
In the Bay Area's biggest city, the debate over density pits two economic drivers against each other.
Mercury News
May 3, 2018, 12pm PDT
Ben Brown continues his weekly blog series in lead-up to the day-long exploration at CNU Savannah, "Affordability: The Intersection of Everything."
PlaceShakers
January 18, 2018, 2pm PST
We asked more than a dozen urban experts: How will cities gain or lose from the competition to host Amazon's second North American headquarters?
Penn IUR Urban Link
September 21, 2017, 6am PDT
Walkability makes markets! Scott Bernstein tells the Lloyds of London story from the urbanist's perspective.
PlaceShakers
September 19, 2017, 11am PDT
Amazon's second headquarters is huge, and their bias for walkable places says they are going to do it all over again in a new city. However, maybe they should take the high road and not beg for subsidies.
Smart Growth America
September 17, 2017, 9am PDT
A team of researchers at Brookings suggests ways for Pittsburgh to lock in its status as a hub of the next economy, leaving all talk of the "Rust Belt" behind.
Brookings
September 12, 2017, 9am PDT
With a second headquarters, Amazon is poised to expand its preference for walkable places into a new city. However, maybe the company should take the high road and not beg for subsidies.
Smart Growth America
May 7, 2017, 9am PDT
What do Rochester, Cedar Rapids, Grand Rapids, and Chattanooga have to do with each other? According to Federal Reserve Banks, they are all examples of cities doing growth right.
Chicago Federal Reserve
May 2, 2017, 10am PDT
A planned 17-acre park on the Cuyahoga River has planners and designers excited about the possibilities for an area that some worry may wash away.
Cleveland Plain Dealer
February 4, 2017, 5am PST
City Observatory's Joe Cortright examines how immigration rates affect regional economic development. This research indicate that policies that exclude immigrants are not only mean, they are also stupid.
City Observatory