Economic Development

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Why We Pay More for Walkable Neighborhoods

New data points to the economic power of walkable neighborhoods – and the high cost of living in them.

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The Surprising Math Behind Airports and City Size

The population of a given metro area affects airline travelers more than you might think.

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Airports and the Wealth of Cities

Airports play a considerable role in economic development, and the most important cargo they move is people.

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Will Chinese Investors Build a Chinese Town in Rural Michigan?

Or perhaps the better question is, can they?

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When a Music Scene Leads to a Boom

As Denton, Texas's music festival grows in popularity, so does interest in the town itself.

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Feel Good Story of the Day: Downtown Newark

Despite losing the Nets, the city's downtown is getting great press.

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America's Most Important Airport Cities

Airports are a central component in urban and regional economic development.

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The Spiky World of Innovation

Metro areas generate 93 percent of the world’s patented inventions.

How Birmingham Became an Indie Rock Destination

The story of the Bottletree and how a single great music venue can make a huge difference to a city.

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How Economic Development Helps the World's Women

Understanding the connection between women's opportunity and the world's development patterns

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What's a Hockey Game Worth?

Today's NHL Winter Classic has netted cities as much as $36 million in revenue and Philadelphia is hoping to exceed that record

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The U.S. Metros That Can Most Afford to Buy Gifts This Year

Unsurprisingly, 15 of the top 20 most economically advantaged metros are located on the East and West Coasts

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How Diversity Leads to Economic Growth

A new study suggests that countries with high levels of diversity are better able to adapt new technologies and ideas

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Cleveland Lays Out the Welcome Mat

Global Cleveland hopes to use the city's economic growth and downtown development to lure 100,000 new residents

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The Geography of Global Brands

Which countries are home to the most valuable names in business?

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Why Philadelphia's Restaurant Scene Is So Diverse

The story of Korean food, and what it says about the city's international dining options

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The Best U.S. States for Working Women

Geography makes a clear difference in how much women earn in the workforce

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How the South Bronx Was Saved

It used to be one of the worst neighborhoods in America. Now the Bronx is a model for 'sustainable low-income' communities

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Reimagining the Downtown Casino

Cincinnati's first casino will incorporate a consciously urban design