April 5, 2018, 8am PDT
The new Opportunity Zones program is one to watch as states around the country throw their hats in the ring.
March 27, 2018, 7am PDT
The state of Texas gives an early indication of the potential scale of the new Opportunity Zones program—an emerging program that will be rolling out across the country in the coming days and weeks.
February 26, 2018, 12pm PST
The GOP tax reform bill enabled a potentially powerful new funding mechanism for struggling communities.
Data-Smart City Solutions
February 22, 2018, 11am PST
The Metro Monitor 2018 reports economic data for 2016, and it continues a tale of two cities (or metropolitan areas) around the United States.
January 29, 2018, 7am PST
National economic indicators may look good, but some areas are still clawing their way back from the 2008 recession. Cleveland's Slavic Village, an "epicenter" of the foreclosure crisis, is one of them.
January 5, 2018, 7am PST
Located primarily in the western states, some suburbs were hit hard by the 2008 recession and still haven't recovered. Many have seen an influx of low-income residents and upticks in crime.
September 8, 2017, 8am PDT
For every Pittsburgh or Cleveland success story, there's a story waiting to be told in smaller cities like Gary and Lowell.
May 8, 2017, 5am PDT
One of the East Coast's most conspicuous signs of the Great Recession is finally turning itself around.
March 30, 2017, 9am PDT
A contentious debate broke out this week, after a pundit proposed breaking up the consolidation of economic and political power of the country's liberal cities.
March 12, 2017, 5am PDT
Generation X is barnstorming the market, so to speak, and Millennials and Baby Boomers might be swapping their perspectives on the urban, suburban divide.
December 25, 2016, 11am PST
A new report on office vacancies in Downtown Detroit shows just how far Downtown Detroit has come in ten years.
September 26, 2016, 11am PDT
A new paper released by the White House offers a toolkit of economic evidence and policy recommendations designed to help cities overcome local opposition to development.
May 24, 2016, 6am PDT
As the debate about whether people prefer to live in the suburbs or the big city rages on, data from the U.S. Census reveals a clear preference on the part of economic trends in the wake of the Great Recession.
April 18, 2016, 8am PDT
The economic recovery is strongly evidenced by a proposal to restore thousands of hours of transit service in Pierce County, Washington.
February 26, 2016, 2pm PST
The economic recovery of recent years has not reached all corners of the country—it hasn’t even reached all corners of many cities. A new report plots a new map of the nation's distressed communities.
July 20, 2015, 1pm PDT
The recovery of Las Vegas, hit hard by the Great Recession, resembles the recovery of the rest of the country—uneven and innovative.
April 7, 2015, 9am PDT
A new talking point to support the idea of a comeback for Detroit: brisk business and new investment in the Downtown hotel market.
January 23, 2015, 2pm PST
A new report by the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program analyzes the growth of the world's 300 largest metropolitan areas.
January 19, 2015, 5am PST
You've probably read the news that the country has recovered all the jobs lost in the Great Recession. A new report that analyzes four measures of economic health at the county level reveals a much bleaker picture of the economic recovery.
January 9, 2015, 2pm PST
The Milken's Institute report ranked San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City at the top of the performance index for the first time in the list's 15-year history.