Sophie Quinton

Sophie Quinton

Milwaukee Looks to Shake Off Its Rust-Belt Image

A conversation with Mayor Tom Barrett.

Sophie Quinton

Fixing a Neighborhood by Strengthening Its Social Ties

Taking small actions that give people a sense of pride in their neighborhood isn't a crazy starting point for uplifting a community like Lindsay Heights.

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An Amazingly Effective Support System for Single Moms

The Jeremiah Program knows what single moms need to finish college: housing and child care.

How to Design a 'Buy Local' Campaign That Actually Works

After job loss and the Recession crippled an Ohio town, 2 young residents got to work resurrecting the town's small business core.

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How Smartphones Could Revolutionize the Way We Heat and Cool Our Homes

Customers could run their appliances and manage their utilities from their mobile devices, cutting down on power use.

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The Economic Case for Paying Your Cashiers $40K a Year

Companies like Trader Joe's and Costco are proving that the decision to offer low wages is a choice, not an economic necessity.

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An Ingenious Banking Model: Speak Spanish and Serve Immigrants

For one North Carolina credit union, courting Latino immigrant members is a risk that pays off.

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San Antonio: A Hub for Investment in Mexico

The city exports more products and services to Mexico than 42 other American states combined.

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Mayor Julian Castro on Building a City's 'Brain Power'

In an interview, Castro lays out a plan for "closing the skills gap that exists in just about every community."

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Can San Antonio Displace Austin as Texas's Tech Hub?

The city has been quietly establishing itself as a center for computer industries.

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San Antonio's Ingenious Plan To Get Kids Good Jobs Out of High School

By bringing employers and schools together, the Alamo Academies suit the city's job needs and give students a head start.