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Topic - Economic Development & Redevelopment Archive

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Collaboration Helps Cities Become More Prosperous and Sustainable

Collaboration Helps Cities Become More Prosperous and Sustainable

July 2018
Reassembling Redevelopment

Reassembling Redevelopment

The new tax-increment tools lack the concentrated financial impact provided by the former redevelopment tool. Left unaddressed, this financing gap presents significant challenges for the future use of these tools.

May 2018
Redevelopment’s Elimination: Remembering the Local Experience

Redevelopment’s Elimination: Remembering the Local Experience

As new tools emerge, expect local officials to exercise caution.

May 2018
Pushing Back on Infrastructure Issues: Key to Our Local and State Economies

Pushing Back on Infrastructure Issues: Key to Our Local and State Economies

The League has focused on transportation infrastructure needs for over a decade, and this remains a priority for California cities in 2018.

May 2018
How SB 89 Harmed City Annexations — and Why Fixing It Makes Sense

How SB 89 Harmed City Annexations — and Why Fixing It Makes Sense

Fixing annexations would restore previous incentives that support state policies advocating for compact growth and the related benefits of consolidating services for an increasing population.

March 2018
New Website Matches Businesses With Government Incentives

New Website Matches Businesses With Government Incentives

The California Business Incentives Gateway gives local governments a cost-free way to expand outreach to businesses.

May 2017
Palm Desert Capitalizes on Arts and Culture

Palm Desert Capitalizes on Arts and Culture

First Weekend Palm Desert helps increase the city’s tax revenues and makes it a regional center for the arts by drawing crowds to lively events from November through May.

May 2017
Immigrants, the Economy and Civic Engagement

Immigrants, the Economy and Civic Engagement

Immigrants contribute significantly to California’s economy, both as employers and workers. The cities of Brawley, Oakley and Mountain View offer examples of how engaging immigrant communities creates local opportunities.

May 2017
Changing How We Think About Economic Development

Changing How We Think About Economic Development

Economic development is both a strategy and a process involving a web of interdependent factors.

May 2017
Fight Blight in Your City With Brownfields Tools

Fight Blight in Your City With Brownfields Tools

An underused set of funding resources offers tools that cities can use for virtually any site.

May 2017
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