Local Economies

A City-Run Database to Boost Local Arts and Culture

Lafayette, Louisiana is creating a cultural asset database as a way to make it easier to find and connect with local artists, musicians, venues, and others in creative industries.

Where Do College Grads Live? The Top and Bottom U.S. Cities

Even though superstar hubs top the list of the most educated cities, other cities are growing their share at a much faster rate.

Pay May Be Lower in Smaller Cities, But it Can Stretch Further

New analysis highlights salary advantages in small and mid-sized metro areas.

Vermont Needed More Workers. Moving Grants Are Drawing People from Out of State

Vermont officials report sustained interest in the state’s new program to pay remote workers to make a move.

The Fastest-Growing U.S. Cities Aren’t What You Think

Looking at the population and job growth of large cities proper, rather than their metro areas, uncovers some surprises.

Cities Invested in Bicycling Infrastructure Provide Better Access to Jobs

A new report found that residents of cities with infrastructure for bikes have an easier time accessing jobs, especially those out of the reach of public transportation.

The Cities Where Women Entrepreneurs Are Flourishing

A new report shows which cities have created a culture that encourages women to start their own small businesses.

How College Towns Could Benefit More From Throngs of Student Volunteers

In college towns, student volunteers may make up a disproportionate percentage of the total volunteers.

What Restaurant Reviews Reveal About Cities

Where official census data is sparse, MIT researchers find that restaurant review websites can offer similar demographic and economic information.

Startups Are Abandoning Suburbs for Cities With Good Transit

A new study finds that new business startups are choosing cities with good public transportation options over the traditional suburban locations.

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