But artists are being pushed out of some of the city’s long-standing creative neighborhoods.
The minimum wage is way too low in most places, but a bit too high in a few
Cities are falling back into some bad housing policy habits. We’ve learned this lesson before.
Urban counties in the United States were more likely to enter the Great Recession earlier when they had a larger gap between the rich and the poor.
A look at land-use zoning in Chicago suggests you have to be a bit more specific.
Bigger metros are drawing a larger share of higher-skill workers, especially in industries that require more education.
Without the onerous zoning that has made it hard to build in places like New York City and San Francisco, lagging regions might be even worse off than they already are.
Contrary to the popular narrative, cities and workplaces with a diverse group of immigrants see higher wages—even for native-born Americans across income levels.
Big coastal cities might have iconic, profitable, and well-funded scenes. But the economic impact of the cultural sector can be larger in some surprising places.
A new report digs into the metrics of America’s emerging tech hubs, and finds some surprises.
New research shows that those with “smart and illicit” aptitudes and behaviors as kids turned out to become creative business owners later in life.
From minimum wage to immigration, states have been taking aggressive action to stamp out local laws that they disagree with.
Suburban and rural areas can hide facilities for methamphetamine production. When a clandestine lab gets busted, property values in the neighborhood take a hit.
Encouraging new, young businesses instead of older ones is considered a more effective path to job creation. A new study suggests that it’s not that clear.
The clustering of artists at First Friday events highlights how affordability usually constrains small-scale art to less-prominent spaces.
According to a new study pulling numbers from 250 economic regions in Sweden, Norway, and Finland, it all depends on what kind of jobs are created.
Just a handful of large metro areas have been able to spread economic gains across all classes and races. What’s their secret?
Employment may have rebounded since the Great Recession, but the staggering regional gaps in both real wages and productivity are getting worse.
In honor of Bike to Work Day, we dug into where the largest share of these intrepid workers get to their jobs on two wheels.
An expert panel ponders how AI will change our lives.
Racial and ethnic diversity spurs economic progress; sameness spells economic segregation.