The States and Metro Areas Where Poverty Was Highest Last Year

New estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau offer a look at the states and metro areas that have been grappling with the nation’s highest poverty rates, as well as income inequality.

Revisiting a 50-Year Old Economic Development Tool

New research offers a fresh look at tax increment financing.

When the Beach Is Out of Reach—Coastal Access Becomes a Growing Concern

As Americans crowd toward the coasts, states and municipalities are caught in passionate battles about public access, while lawsuits seem headed for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mayors Press for 'Opportunity Zones' Regulations in Treasury Meeting

U.S. Conference of Mayors leaders say they're eager for capital to start flowing under the new economic development program.

Firm Offers Data on Hundreds of Businesses in 'Opportunity Zones'

The dataset’s creators hope to draw attention to small companies eligible for investment under the economic development program.

Austin Just Became the U.S. Army’s Silicon Valley

The service is making a big bet that getting closer to tech startups will help deter future adversaries.

R.I. Gov. Pledges Help for PawSox-less Pawtucket After Minor League Team Bolts

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Hurricane will test Honolulu shelters … Las Vegas pipeline might not be dead … and school districts scramble for bus drivers.

IRS Proposal Would Sink States' Tax Deduction Workarounds

The U.S. Treasury Department and IRS released their highly anticipated regulatory proposal on Thursday.

Looking for ‘Win-Win’ Approaches to the Amazon HQ2 Deal

Economic experts on Tuesday discussed some considerations that surround the pending project.

The States Where Salaries Stretch Farthest

The purchasing power of your salary depends largely on where you live, according to new research from the Tax Foundation.

N.Y. State Wants to Help Its Municipalities With Recycling Strategy

Amid China’s new restrictions on recycling imports, Gov. Cuomo wants a better game plan for waste management in the Empire State.

Despite Drop in Black Unemployment, Significant Disparities Remain

Fourteen states had black unemployment rates above 6 percent at a time when the national unemployment rate was 4 percent in June, according to a new Economic Policy Institute report.

Preparing for the Inevitability of the Next Recession

Some states and localities are more ready to deal with an economic downturn than others.

House Bill to Expand Tax Credit Program Would Target Rural Areas

Legislation introduced in late July would add authority to the New Markets Tax Credit program.

Figuring Out If 'Opportunity Zones' Can Revitalize Struggling Neighborhoods

In two Alabama cities, those laying groundwork for the new tax incentive program see both promise and risks in the investments it could spur.

EPA Administrator Seeks ‘50-State Solution’ to Fuel Economy Standards

Democratic senators grilled Andrew Wheeler over a draft proposal to freeze limits in model year 2020, against the wishes of California and 13 other states.

Onshore Fish-Farming Proponents Have a New Arrow in Their Quiver

A Deloitte report sees worldwide potential for technology being deployed in Maine and Florida.

Amazon’s New Transit Investment in Seattle

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Utah cities eye small modular nuclear reactors … Minnesota’s AAA bond rating … and leaking garbage trucks in Honolulu.