90% of People Think AI Will Take Away the Jobs of Other People

Survey: 48% of people think they'll soon have an AI employee.

Gig Economy Gives Child Support Scofflaws a Place to Hide

Even in states where employers are required to report contractors, companies such as Uber and Lyft still aren’t following the rules, and state officials have few ways to make them comply.

Why Cutting Historic Preservation Tax Credits Won't Be Easy

Preservation advocates, small town mayors, commercial developers and builders argue the credits more than cover their costs by generating jobs and tax revenue.

Fresno Officials Offer Amazon an Unusual Set of Keys to the City

As Chicago dangles $1.32 billion in personal income tax diversions in hopes to land the HQ2, a bid from California's fifth-largest city promises something very different.

Cities Should Meet Their Makers

Often overlooked small-scale manufacturers may prove the perfect fix for vacant corridors. Micro-businesses can bolster local economic resilience, if cities know where to find them.

The Disappearing Right to Earn a Living

Want to become a florist in Louisiana? A home-entertainment installer in Connecticut? Or a barber anywhere? You’re going to need a license for that—and it’s going to cost you.

200,000 Gallons of Oil Spill From the Keystone Pipeline

The leak comes just four days before TransCanada faces an important vote.

Movement to Make Broadband a Public Utility Gains Momentum in Colorado

Front Range communities like Longmont and Fort Collins have been on the front lines of an ongoing battle over improving internet speeds, access and reliability.

Can Seattle Handle Its Own Growth?

The city is confronting multiple challenges that come with economic success.

Cities Warn That Rising Inequity Will Threaten Long-Term Social Stability of Urban Economies

A new NLC report says that cities must “act deliberately for growth … to be sustainable” and provided recommendations to improve the economic mobility of residents and the overall economic health of their cities.

Trump Administration Seeks ‘New Vehicle’ For Economic Development

An adviser to the president offered insight Wednesday into the White House strategy for places with distressed economies.

Another Affront to Local Governments in the Republican Tax Proposals

Tax credits for historic buildings and low-income communities have served as important economic development tools in some places. But will they survive a tax overhaul?

Here’s Why The House Tax Bill Is ‘Devastating to Economic Development at the State and Local Levels’

Developing Port Covington in Baltimore shows the power of public-private partnerships; there is no reason we should be taking financing options off the table.

FCC Dinged Over Lack of Federal Strategy for Rural Broadband Adoption

“They have the authority, but I don’t know if they have the political interest,” said the National Digital Inclusion Alliance's director during Senate Commerce subcommittee questioning.

The Future of American Jobs Is Taking Care of the Elderly

The number of U.S. workers in home health care jumped from less than 700,000 in 2002 to more than 1.4 million in 2017. Projections for the growth of elderly-care aides are consistent with recent history.

The U.S. Isn’t Prepared for the Next Recession

When it comes—and it will, eventually—it’ll be worse than necessary.

Innovation and Urban Inequality Go Hand in Hand

A new study finds a correlation between the number of patents a city produces and economic segregation within its limits.

Why Nerds and Nurses Are Taking Over the U.S. Economy

A blockbuster report from government economists forecasts the workforce of 2026—a world of robot cashiers, well-paid math nerds, and so (so, so, so) many healthcare workers.