Accelerating Cities
The experience of the National Resource Network (NRN) working in economically-challenged cities around the country underscored how critical state governments are to supporting economic turnaround and transformation in those cities.
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States can provide more than direct financial resources to struggling cities – they can encourage cities to be better fiscal planners, boost municipalities’ operational capacity, and create the conditions for new economic development. Particularly given ever diverging economic trends between high-growth and economically-challenged cities, state assistance may be more important than ever. read more

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