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Mark Byrnes

Los Angeles Doubles Down on Exports

A newly formed council hopes to make L.A.'s access to other markets more profitable for local companies

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Can Water Save Milwaukee?

One entrepreneur is trying to remake the city as a capital of water technology

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Courtesy: U.S. Conference of Mayors

Metro Job Recovery Remains a Long Way Off

A new report from the U.S. Conference of Mayors predicts when U.S. metros will return to pre-crisis job levels

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For Fast-Growing Metro Economies, Don't Look to the U.S. or Europe

The vast majority of high performing metro areas last year were in the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Latin American regions

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Connecticut Looks to Jumpstart Its Clean Economy

The state is providing capital to clean energy companies when the private sector won't

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How Stuck Are America's Homeowners, Really?

Two studies come to very different conclusions

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In Tennessee, All Innovation Is Regional

A governor's ambitious plan to foster knowledge-based jobs across the state

Innovative State and City Government Solutions to Watch in 2012

A special report from the Brookings-Rockefeller Project on State and Metropolitan Innovation looks at local solutions to our national woes

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Do Cities Need Universities to Survive?

Four university presidents detail what they can (and can't) provide a city

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Downtown Detroit's Big Booster

Native businessman Dan Gilbert is bringing business and development downtown

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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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The Geography of Women's Economic Opportunity

Mapping the treatment and opportunities afforded to women around the world

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Why Do Some Neighborhoods Get Overrun With Chain Stores, While Others Don't?

Researchers are working on better understanding the interrelated shifts of retail, demographics, and hyperlocal economies

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No One Wants to Move to Vietnam’s New Cities

The five new cities outside of Hanoi are struggling to attract residents and businesses

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Which Countries Pay Blue Collar Workers the Most?

Manufacturing compensation is closely related to productivity, global economic competitiveness and overall human development

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Doha’s Hotel Boom

Qatar is anticipating crowds for the 2022 World Cup but may be building too many accommodations

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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

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The Fading, Old-Timey Ads of New York City

A photographer documents the Big Apple that was through old billboards and street advertisements