This is a guest post by NLC President Matt Zone, councilmember, Cleveland, Ohio. As president of the National League of Cities, I’ve had the opportunity to connect with hundreds of other city leaders. I’ve come to understand just how many common values and challenges we share — and it has made me a better leader.
This is a guest post from Nan Whaley, Mayor of Dayton, Ohio. When I talk to citizens, the first thing they bring up is jobs – jobs for themselves, jobs for their children. When I talk to business leaders, the first thing they bring up is workers – workers for today, workers for tomorrow. As
This week’s blog highlights an innovative high-school training program in Seattle, a “big data” partnership at Rutgers, the development of “frugal innovation,” Midwestern foreign investment, and small business jobs numbers. Comment below or send to email@example.com. Get the last edition of “The Latest in Economic Development” here. Many workforce development initiatives focus on job training
This week’s blog entry focuses on the friction between economic development incentives and demonstrated results, a trendy way to fund startups that is looking for an extra push, a green-tech cluster in an unlikely state, and the importance of a diverse, high(er) tech economy. Comment below or send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Get last week’s blog here.