Tag: Local Economic Conditions 2013

A Reminder that the Time for Local Community Investment is Now

This post was written by Carolyn Coleman, Director, Center for Federal Relations at the National League of Cities. This is the fourth post in a series this week discussing different perspectives on the results of NLC’s 2013 Local Economic Conditions Survey. At a time when our recent Local Economic Conditions survey report shows that cities

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Cities anticipate increased focus on jobs, revenues sources

This is the third post in a series this week discussing different perspectives on the results of NLC’s 2013 Local Economic Conditions Survey. Last week’s findings from National League of Cities’ Local Economic Conditions (LEC) Survey indicated that local economies have improved over the last year, but cities are still struggling in pivotal areas – notably

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When it Comes to the Skills Gap, Perceptions Matter

This is the second post in a series this week discussing different perspectives on the results of NLC’s 2013 Local Economic Conditions Survey. With the recent release of the March jobs numbers, we are quickly reminded that what may finally seem like recovery must be viewed with cautious optimism. Our first blog post in this

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2013 Local Economic Conditions: What’s up with Commercial Property?

This is the first post in a series this week discussing different perspectives regarding the results of NLC’s 2013 Local Economic Conditions Survey. NLC’s 2013 Local Economic Conditions (LEC) Survey, which was released last week, showed overall improvement in local economic benchmarks over the last year. But it also demonstrated that certain indicators are lagging

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