From the Editor

Explore Route Fifty’s 2018 Newsmap

From Akron, Ohio, to Yavapai County, Arizona, and countless other places, navigate the year in state and local government news from around the nation.

Announcing the 10 Winners of the 2018 Route Fifty Navigator Awards

Here are individuals and teams making a difference in state and local government and the communities they serve.

Route Fifty Turns 3 Years Old

Although we’ve evolved a bit since launching in April 2015, our editorial mission is in many ways the same.

Explore Route Fifty's 2017 Newsmap

We have a big country to cover. Take a look at what we wrote about this past year via our interactive map.

2017 Navigator Award Finalists: Government Allies and Cross-Sector Partners

We're rolling out the 50 finalists for the 2017 Route Fifty Navigator Awards. Here are the first 10 ...

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Route Fifty Navigator Award Nominations Deadline Extended

We’re getting ready to review submissions in this year’s program to feature 50 individual and team finalists from the world of state and local government. But we’re giving you just a little more time.

Route Fifty Roadshow Heads to Seattle

Join us for a conversation with the mayors of Anchorage, Grand Rapids and San José, whose cities are part of the Daniel Rose Center for Leadership’s 2017 fellowship program.

Download Our New Ebook: ‘Navigating America’s Tough Intergovernmental Challenges’

From finance to health care to transportation, there are plenty of policy priorities for state and local governments in the nation’s capital and beyond as the new Trump administration continues to take shape.

Route Fifty’s Navigator Awards Are Back for 2017

We’re starting our search for 50 finalists doing great work in state, county and municipal governments. Submit your nominations!

Welcome to the New and Improved Route Fifty

As we continue to connect state and local leaders across the United States, our laboratory of ideas continues to grow.

Route Fifty Special Report: The Health Data Equation

We’re featuring three stories of state and local governments using data to deliver critical health services, make better decisions and improve their communities in the process.

Ready for Download: ‘The Infrastructure Quandary’ Special Report

Route Fifty examines the challenges to finance vital improvements for transportation and public works projects around the nation.

We Covered a Lot of Ground Last Year. Explore Our Route Fifty 2016 Newsmap.

Navigate more than 400 of our articles, features, dispatches and blog posts on U.S. states and localities, from Minot to Miami and so many other places in-between.

Download Our New Ebook: Challenges and Opportunities for Data-Driven Local Governments

Included are stories about the use of data in the governments of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; Kansas City, Missouri; Syracuse, New York; and New Orleans.

What to Expect Next From Route Fifty’s Navigator Awards

Starting in September, we’ll be rolling out our 50 finalists by category.

Reminder: Nominations for Navigator Awards Remain Open Through Aug. 15

Know of a great example of how a good idea was implemented to benefit state or local government? We’re looking to profile our 50 Navigator Awards finalists starting later this summer.

Download Our New Ebook: ‘Current Challenges, Great Ideas and Big Issues Shaping U.S. Counties’

Headed to the 81st annual National Association of Counties Conference and Exposition in Long Beach, California, this month? Check out our new ebook on U.S. counties.

Next Steps for the Route Fifty ‘Navigator Awards’

Register and watch a special viewcast on Wednesday, July 13. We’ll discuss how we’re evaluating potential finalists, look at some of the common management challenges that state, county and municipal governments are facing and how cross-sector collaboration is helping to implement good ideas.

Nominations Deadline Extended for Route Fifty Navigator Awards

We’re looking to honor 50 individuals and teams in state and local government from around the United States who have demonstrated excellence in implementing great ideas. Enter by Friday, July 1!

Route Fifty Roadmap: Wheeling, West Virginia

How do cities like Wheeling, which thrived under different circumstances, find their place in a complex global economy and attract needed investment?