Economy

Supporting Local Business with the Muscle of a 'Cash Mob'

At events all over the country, neighbors who want their money to stay local are swarming mom-and-pop shops.

Would You Be Better Off in a Different City?

A new tool from the Sunlight Foundation aims to quantify real-world differences in quality of life across the country.

Why China Lags on Innovation and Creativity

The world's most populous nation is an industrial powerhouse, but it has not yet transitioned to a knowledge-based economy.

The United States of Craigslist

What if we drew our regions based on Craigslist's influence?

Should the Post Office Be Saved?

Today's business-centric view of the mail system stands in contrast to its historical civic mandate

In New York, Growing a Technology Hub

The city invests millions to build a state-of-the-art technology campus

List of the Day: America's Power Regions

New Geography's list of the five areas that will do best post-election day, no matter who wins

The Emerging and Interconnected 'Megapolitan' Regions

The next urban agglomerations will be big, populated and crucial to the economy

Where Creative Class Women Should Work

Some states treat their creative women better than others

The Best U.S. States for Working Women

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

The 19 Building Types That Caused the Recession

How suburban storage units and big box food stores brought down the economy

The Metropolitan Moment

Urban communities represent the true economic geography