Attracting new businesses, retaining employers, and providing
opportunities for a skilled workforce are essential to fostering
a healthy economy in our cities. California cities are using
diverse approaches, programs, and tools to help support economic
development and thriving communities.
In most cities, economic development competes for resources and
attention as local officials deal with urgent issues that include
affordable housing, emergency response, and more. Despite these
challenges, many cities are building momentum in realizing their
economic development goals. This article explores some of the
tools, potential team members, and tactics that can help your
city boost its economic vitality.
The Napa Lighted Art Festival takes a bold, contemporary approach
to the visual arts by bringing emerging light technologies into
the city’s streets, where buildings function as large outdoor
canvases and attract crowds.
When a public agency needs entry-level professionals and lacks
qualified candidates, what can be done? Cities and the public
sector now have a number of available options, including
apprenticeships, to consider.