Work

Reuters

The Extraordinary Value of Great Universities

There are few better drivers of economic competitiveness

Maps

Map of the Day: The Uneven Spread of Urban Poverty

Economic segregation is still a big problem in cities like Washington, D.C.

Reuters

Fighting Job Sprawl

Placing offices close to public transit is one of the best ways to get drivers off the road

Reuters

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

Maps

Map of the Day: America's Poverty Belt

The poor in the U.S. are disproportionately clustered in a handful of southern states

CityMaps

Mapping Business by the Block

A new website offers granular maps of New York City businesses

Flickr/Iaffy4K

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

Maps
Martin Prosperity Institute

The Geography of American Brands

Some U.S. cities have more top global brands than many large countries

Winner of the Day: North Dakota

By one measure, the state has lately been the most effective in the nation in terms of job creation

Reuters

The Return of the Village Post Office

As the U.S. Postal Service slashes operations, neighborhood outposts may become a bigger part of sending and receiving mail

Flickr/Cacostello

The Geography of Global Brands

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

Chart of the Day: In Latin American Cities, Unemployment Drops

And the informal economy is shrinking

University Park Alliance

Building Community Around Downtown Jobs

An ambitious plan takes shape to revive downtown Akron

Reuters

Getting Pop-Ups to Take Root

Programs aim to make temporary business turn permanent

Reuters

The People and Places Behind England’s Summer Riots

A new report examines social and physical factors behind August's violent protests

Reuters

Note to Lenders: Inner-City Small Businesses Don't Need More Real Estate

Research shows federal programs designed to help small businesses aren't helping very much

Ruth Samuelson

Mexico Tries to Start its Own Black Friday

The annual mega-sale concept sees a soft landing south of the border

Reuters

Start-Up New York?

New York City is well positioned to overtake Silicon Valley as the country's tech innovation leader