August 30, 2019, 5am PDT
Views about urban growth and decline often rely on statistics for metropolitan regions rather than cities proper. Here, Richard Florida looks at the fastest- and slowest-growing cities in America, separate from their metro areas.
June 27, 2018, 2pm PDT
A report on multi-family construction around the country explains why the rent is rising so slowly in the Dallas area despite large employment gains.
May 21, 2018, 12pm PDT
Even with tons of building permits already issued this year, the outlook for the state’s affordability crisis is pretty grim.
May 13, 2018, 9am PDT
Once, trains dominated the city’s economy, now it's "brains, bikes and beer," according to city officials.
November 20, 2017, 7am PST
If there was a Bronco's game on Sunday, you might be late to work Monday, because RTD doesn't have the drivers to cover both rushes.
November 12, 2017, 11am PST
A court ruling in the United Kingdom topples a pillar of the so-called gig economy: Uber's approach to employment.
July 13, 2017, 1pm PDT
Here's a reason to doubt telecommuting as a silver bullet for congestion in growing regions: most people don't have the option.
July 5, 2017, 11am PDT
While cities in the "Rust Belt" have shown some signs of recovery, one worrying indicator is the large and growing distances between people and jobs. Clustering economic opportunity around job hubs could help.
May 17, 2017, 2pm PDT
When Wolverine Human Services bought 11 acres of East Detroit planning to remove abandoned houses for a U-Pick Orchard, neighbors protested. Now they've pivoted and aim to provide a resource to the community rather than run an agro-business.
May 5, 2017, 6am PDT
Research from Brookings identifies metro areas with economies that are not only growing, but growing in an equitable way. The list is short, but may offer some insights.
April 18, 2017, 9am PDT
Between 1990 and 2016, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area added more jobs than New York City. The overwhelming majority of the new jobs are located in the suburbs.
October 28, 2016, 2pm PDT
It's clear that New Jersey’s economic development planners didn't spend much time thinking about opportunity costs when they approved $1.1 billion in tax incentives under the Grow NJ program.
October 21, 2016, 8am PDT
In a Forbes piece, Joel Kotkin details the rapid growth in population and economy (especially jobs) of Austin and San Antonio and the emerging city of San Marcos between the two.
October 15, 2016, 9am PDT
In an unprecedented ruling in New York, the state Department of Labor deemed two Uber drivers employees of the company.
Crain's New York Business
October 1, 2016, 5am PDT
Even as other middle class jobs disappear, the transportation sector continues to grow.
June 13, 2016, 1pm PDT
Good jobs, affordable housing, and quality of life rarely come in a total package. In fact, according to new analysis from the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis, only three cities in the United States combine all three.
January 12, 2016, 5am PST
As the dust settles from the Great Recession—evidence is growing to support the growing relevance of urban areas in the overall economic picture of the United States.
September 19, 2015, 5am PDT
While the Census Bureau reported impressive findings on the reduction of Americans without health insurance last year, there was nothing impressive in the numbers on income and poverty, notwithstanding an increase in employment.
September 11, 2015, 10am PDT
For some STEM-intensive firms, the cost of living in Silicon Valley is a deal-breaker.
June 17, 2015, 1pm PDT
A California labor commissioner has resolved a long-standing dispute over the employment status of Uber drivers. Uber and other transportation network companies will have to adjust.