Emerging Trends in Real Estate Impacting Cities and States

Two-thirds of real estate professionals surveyed believe that fewer than 75% of workers will come back to the office at least three days a week in 2022, and that the need for more office space will likely decrease by up to 15% in the next three years.

What Can Parks Do When Demand Rises as Budgets Decline?

Though there may be greater appreciation for the nation’s parks, many are still fighting for funding. Some states are finding solutions.

Will Labor Day Weekend Bring Another Holiday COVID Surge?

Epidemiologists are having a hard time predicting whether Labor Day will be like the Fourth of July and Memorial Day, when celebrations fanned the flames in coronavirus hot spots around the South and West.

In Nashville, Will Amazon Overpromise and Under-Deliver?

New salary data cast doubt among activists on whether Amazon will fulfill its compensation pledge in Nashville. And they’re advocating to stall local approvals.

Metros Should Focus on Attracting and Upskilling Workers in ‘Opportunity Industries’

There’s a difference between a good job, a promising job and other jobs, particularly for people without bachelor’s degrees, according to a recent Brookings report.

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Monitoring Fire Truck Health in Real Time

For fire departments, nothing is more problematic than an out-of-service rig.

Cities Need Equitable Workforce Pipelines

The National League of Cities has been working with six in particular to improve access to skills training and postsecondary education like their economies depend on it—because they do.

Nashville’s Embattled Mayor: ‘Failure May Be Instructive’ But It’s Also ‘Humbling and Humiliating’

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Creator of Showtime TV series responds to Boston city councilor’s criticism; 4-day school weeks in Oklahoma; Georgia planning truck-only highway; and Canada’s prime minister goes hiking with L.A.’s mayor.

Nashville Mayor Opens Up About the Tragedy of Losing Her Son

STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | West Virginia’s new effort to reduce fire fatalities; women are underrepresented in Utah city halls; and despite an economic development disaster, S.C. county isn’t “going to curl up and die.”

‘Resilient Cities’ Look to Address Social Inequality as a Function of Other Environmental, Economic Stresses

Louisville, Kentucky, sees a link between its most pressing problems and poorest neighborhoods, and it’s not alone.

These Two Major Metros Saw a Decrease in Small Business Activity in 2015

Charlotte was one them, according to the Kauffman Foundation's new Main Street Entrepreneurship Index.

U.S. Mayors Show Solidarity Following Deadly Terrorist Attacks in Paris

“America's mayors will continue to stand vigilant against terrorism anywhere,” says Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Which Metro Areas Have Gained the Most Jobs Since the Great Recession?

All of the nation’s biggest metro areas have experienced job growth since the depths of the Great Recession. But while many cities have gained jobs at a brisk pace, others haven't been as lucky.