Replenishing a Food Desert, One Store at a Time

In Dayton, a community-owned and operated grocery store will set up shop in the heart of one of Ohio's largest food deserts.

Uber Has Terminated Its Self-driving Car Operators In Pittsburgh

Uber is replacing the job of autonomous vehicle operator with "mission specialists" who will provide more technical feedback to car developers.

When Push Comes to Shove, Here Are Local Leaders' Priorities

Route Fifty asked local government officials what is most important to their communities’ future. Their answers may surprise you.

Yuma Hopes to Rebound After Deadly E. Coli Outbreak

The romaine lettuce crisis may be officially over, but this agriculturally rich area has taken a big economic hit.

July Brings New Minimum Wage Hikes for Some U.S. Cities and States

The highest minimum wage currently listed is in Emeryville, Calif., where businesses with more than 55 employees must pay at least $15.69 an hour.

Commercial Spaceports Still Waiting for Liftoff

Can spaceports be the next economic development engine? Camden County in Georgia is betting on the industry.

Opportunity Zone Communities May Require Additional Investments

Experts said the program could benefit from more structured oversight.

Still Rebuilding After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Hopes to Spur Critical Infrastructure Investment

Officials have outlined an ambitious set of P3 projects supporting electrical and water resilience, as well as economic development.

U.S. Cities Ready to Compete for a World Cup Windfall

With estimates nearing a half billion in net economic benefit for cities that play host to the games, the 2026 World Cup makes Amazon HQ2 seem very 2018.

Feds Block States From Developing on Land That Could Belong to Frogs

Just over 1,500 acres in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, is at the center of a case the U.S. Supreme Court will consider this fall that asks the question of how much power the federal government has to protect habitat for an endangered species, the dusky gopher frog, even though that frog hasn't lived there for decades.

Zones for New Federal Tax Breaks Approved in All 50 States

Guidance for the “Opportunity Zones” program, which will provide tax breaks for investments in low-income areas, is still forthcoming.

Virginia Approves Workforce Training Grant for Beer, Cider, Wine and Liquor-making

The grant, a collaboration between two community colleges, will be used to enhance existing curriculum and to establish two training facilities—one for wine and cider, the other for beer and liquor.

Law Enforcement Grants Would Get Funding Bump Under Senate Bill

The draft measure also includes additional money for programs meant to help quell opioid and heroin abuse.

What It's Really Like to Work Remotely From Vermont

The Green Mountain State is offering relocation incentives. If you’re intrigued, seeking change, or just over urban life, here’s what it’s really like to relocate.

Whether Opportunity Zones Help Low Income Residents May Fall On Mayors

City leaders are faced with how to prepare for a major economic development opportunity “with very few guardrails at the federal level.”

Ranking the ‘Worst Connected’ Cities in the U.S.

This National Digital Inclusion Alliance report isn’t something the local Chamber of Commerce is likely going to put in promotional materials.

Federal Immigration Reform Could Boost Boston’s Economy

The city faces a potential labor shortage in key industries it’s typically filled with immigrants.