Category: 2015 Local Economic Conditions

Cities Are Taking a Regional Approach to Closing the Skills Gap

This post is the fifth installment in a series focused on NLC’s Cities and Unequal Recovery report, which highlights the findings of our 2015 Local Economic Conditions survey. Apprentice working with engineer to inspect manufacturing machinery. (Getty Images) Economic development consistently ranks as a high priority for local officials across the country. Alongside this priority

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Four Ways Cities Can Boost Entrepreneurship

This is a guest post by Josh Russell and Jason Wiens. This post is the fourth installment in a series focused on NLC’s 2015 Cities and Unequal Recovery report, which highlights the findings of our 2015 Local Economic Conditions survey. City leaders across America understand that entrepreneurship is key to the success of their economies.

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Three Ways Your City Can Prosper by Embracing Equity

This is a guest post by Sarah Treuhaft. This post is the third installment in a series focused on NLC’s annual Cities and Unequal Recovery report, which highlights the findings of our annual Local Economic Conditions survey. Participants in the SySTEMic Solutions program in Fairfax County make a presentation on robotics. As part of an overall

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How LinkedIn Can Help Your City Match Jobs with Trained Workers

This is a guest post by Nicole Isaac. This post is the second installment in a series focused on NLC’s 2015 Cities and Unequal Recovery report, which highlights the findings of our 2015 Local Economic Conditions survey. While some contend that the United States economy may be impacted by a skills gap, at minimum, researchers

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How to Build a New Type of Urban Practice: Analyzing NLC’s Economic Indicators Report

This is a guest post by Ben Hecht. This post is the first installment in a series focused on NLC’s 2015 Cities and Unequal Recovery report, which highlights the findings of our 2015 Local Economic Conditions survey. If we want to see dramatically better results, we need new ways of solving the complex problems facing

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