Accounting for only 20 percent of the population, residents of more isolated areas struggle to find a safe, affordable place to live—and to make anyone else care.
Is the company destroying full-time work, entrenching us in part-time purgatory, or empowering America's most independent workers?
The housing crisis decimated communities near the University of Chicago, now the school and other organizations are trying to stabilize them.
Debates over wage-requirements are common at the federal and state level, but more municipalities are joining the conversation in an attempt to address variations in the cost of living.
Covington, Georgia, decided not to let a half-completed development sit empty. But the city's solution has been both praised and vilified by observers.
While some remain cynical about homeownership, the U.S.'s foreign-born population still regards it as a symbol of attaining the American Dream.
The 'burbs are home to an increasing number of poor families. But it may prove more difficult to make it there than in cities.
The cost of center-based services for children varies widely throughout the U.S., and so can the availability of financial assistance for low-income families.
Vallejo, California, residents were initially psyched to spend tax dollars on their pet projects. But things haven't turned out as they had hoped.
The rental market is tightening and paths to home ownership are few in the now-hip city.
New state-run investment funds could create a real marketplace for alternative energy projects—and bring down costs for all of us.
The number of U.S. beermakers more than doubled between 2007 and 2012, despite a trend away from suds. That's because most newcomers are tiny and artisanal.
Independence Day celebrations are an economic boost for communities. And with budgets tight, there are several ways towns can avoid canceling their shows.
For several bars in Washington, D.C., sales have jumped 50 percent during World Cup games. The U.S. should win for pride. It should also win for the economy.
With one caveat: While the number of employed people may decline in an area, that doesn't necessarily mean the unemployment rate is going up.
Resources for entrepreneurs and industry partnerships have made it easier than ever for university inventions to hit the market.
Twin Cities RISE! is a long-term, expensive program. It also saves the government money.
Civic leaders in Minneapolis and St. Paul hope the Green Line will attract billions of dollars in economic growth.
The mayor of Minneapolis talks about the challenges facing the Twin Cities and collaborative solutions for addressing them.