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.
It could if your lender is one of a growing number using innovative ways to assess customers' creditworthiness.
A brewpub and a coffee shop in Minnesota's Twin Cities have used this one-time payment method to save their businesses. And there's no reason to think the model can't spread.
Just think of the traffic.
A 100,000-square-foot facility in D.C.'s Anacostia will produce 1 million pounds of produce a year and provide up to 25 permanent jobs.
This small Western metro has some of the best rates of upward mobility in the country. Can the city sustain that as it grows and diversifies?
With smog keeping children indoors during winter months, the area's reputation for healthy outdoor living could be on the line.
With the LDS Church's financing of a huge downtown development, "in Salt Lake, the cranes kept moving," says Mayor Ralph Becker.