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If You Rebuild It They Will Come: How State-Local Partnerships Have Changed the Face of California and Its Cities

If You Rebuild It They Will Come: How State-Local Partnerships Have Changed the Face of California and Its Cities

Today multiple bills are pending to recreate tax-increment financing. It requires vision, persistence and enough public investment to attract private capital and development that produce...

Tap Into Strong Cities | Strong State For Models of Economic Development

Tap Into Strong Cities | Strong State For Models of Economic Development

This program offers ideas for city officials seeking new ways to maximize their city’s economic development opportunities.

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News from the Institute for Local Government

Institute Offers Resources for Sustainable Economic Development

Institute Offers Resources for Sustainable Economic Development

New tools are available for local leaders looking for resources to help their cities meet fiscal challenges and thrive in today’s economic climate.

How the Arts and Cultural Tourism Spur Economic Development

How the Arts and Cultural Tourism Spur Economic Development

How cities are taking advantage of local talent to showcase their community’s unique personality and stimulate economic activity in numerous ways.

Arts and Cultural Tourism - Additional Resources

Arts and Cultural Tourism - Additional Resources

From Local Government to the Legislature: Making the Transition Part 2 of 2

From Local Government to the Legislature: Making the Transition Part 2 of 2

Freshman legislators share insights about the California Civic Leadership Institute®.

City Officials Speak to Budget Cuts

City Officials Speak to Budget Cuts

Local elected officials weigh in on current challenges and priorities.

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Sustainable Cities

Collaboration Promotes Economic Development and Advances Sustainability

Collaboration Promotes Economic Development and Advances Sustainability

A diverse alliance in the San Francisco Bay Area is showing that cooperation and collaboration among neighboring communities and the business sector can pay big dividends in new jobs that combine...