In Cities Rejected by Amazon, Some See Upsides to ‘HQ2’ Process

“It wasn't just a sense of winners and losers in this,” says Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, of Gary, Indiana.

Amazon Officially Names 'HQ2' Sites in NYC and Virginia

Company also outlines billions of dollars of incentives—including tax credits and cash grants—promised by states and localities.

Amazon Is Ready to Make Its HQ2 Picks Official

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | California’s deadliest wildfire on record … recession worries as Nevada’s economy hums along … why Santa Fe really needs a city engineer … and more confirmed measles cases in Mich.

Developing a Talent Pipeline in a Geographically Isolated Economy

2018 NAVIGATOR AWARD WINNER: Alaska State Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, District 35

The Future of Work Requires We Rethink Public Policy

COMMENTARY | Washington has not adequately modernized federal laws; that leaves state and local leaders, who are uniquely positioned to help bridge the gap between public policy and sustainable work for families.

New Reports Suggest Amazon Plans to Split Its HQ2 Between 2 Cities

The strategy would allow the company to access even more top tech talent.

Survey Identifies Main Factors That Shape Decisions of Where to Live

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Amazon HQ2 site selection is in "advanced talks" ... a major railroad may ditch its Atlanta HQ relocation plan … and a bag of poop was thrown at an Upstate N.Y. mayor.

Albuquerque Mayor OKs Netflix Deal

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | More recycling sector disruption … Minneapolis alcohol vote; and a “sex for speedbumps” scandal in Florida.

Building a Solid Brand Is Not Just for the Private Sector

COMMENTARY | It is an opportunity to amplify your community's strengths.

Lawmakers Push to Make Tax Credit Targeting Poor Areas Permanent

Two House members are advocating for the New Markets Tax Credit program to be extended in any post-election tax legislation.

How One State Decided to Scrap Licenses For Horse Massage Therapists

More and more states are loosening up job licensing requirements, as both free-market advocates and liberal groups argue to legislators that they are barriers to work.

Florida Cities Lead List of Fastest-Growing Metros

Only Texas also had multiple locations on the list of fastest growing metropolitan areas.

Estimating How Many Jobs the Trade Deficit With China Has Cost the U.S.

New research shows that the heaviest losses affected a diverse set of states, ranging from Vermont to Texas.

‘Opportunity Zones’ Rules Help Bring Program Into Sharper Focus

Proponents of the initiative believe it could attract billions of dollars of new investment to struggling communities.

3 Data Snapshots That Take the Pulse of the ‘Heartland’ States

Looking at indicators of the economy, health and human capital across 19 states in the middle of America.

Signs of Strong Interest in ‘Opportunity Zones,’ as Investors Await Regulations

“The number of dollars that are flooding to the space right now, far outpace the pace that we can actually deploy that capital responsibly,” says an executive at one investment firm.

Distressed Communities Index Underscores Economic Divides

A new study finds sharp differences between communities that have prospered and fallen behind during the past decade.