Economic development is both a strategy and a process involving a web of interdependent factors.
The California Business Incentives Gateway gives local governments a cost-free way to expand outreach to businesses.
The City of Los Angeles launched a program in which parks are kept open until 11:00 p.m., and volunteers and staff facilitate safe, healthy activities.
A municipal lease transaction should be evaluated for various legal issues.
A city biotech incubator, a talent attraction campaign and a higher education initiative for workforce development help foster economic growth.
Sustainable communities are often better able to thrive and become more prosperous; sustainability is not just about the environment.
For years, the City of El Cajon grappled with the impacts of aggressive panhandlers, transients, serial inebriates and illegal alcohol sales to minors.
The city worked with its major employers, the local transit agency and Reedley College to address a shortage of workers with needed skills.
The city revitalized a historic neighborhood using public infrastructure improvements, economic development and the arts to attract new visitors, shoppers and businesses.
City officials seeking creative ways to finance economic development projects should take a look at the tools provided by AB 2.
National City used a comprehensive planning approach to address community environmental and health concerns.
Three new tools provide a number of promising options.
Each year we ask a diverse group of about 100 city officials to tell us which policy envelopes we need to push, which walls we need to scale and what partnerships we need to build. Bringing…
Significant positive developments for the League included the adoption of a new economic development tool for lower-income communities and the passage of a medical marijuana regulatory bill package.
The strategic goal-setting process involves representatives from all of the League’s policy committees, departments, divisions and diversity caucuses as well as its entire board of directors….
Technology will soon be radically transforming agriculture and the Salinas Valley, home to an agricultural industry that generates over $8 billion annually.
Ride-sharing and home-sharing services are affecting cities in a variety of ways. Seven California cities report their experiences.
The California Supreme Court in June 2015 issued one of its most important and city-friendly decisions in many years, reaffirming the breadth of cities’ power to address the affordable housing…
The City of Winters illustrates the difficulties of deploying broadband in smaller cities.
The Business Resource Incentive Program combines economic development and environmental sustainability.