Special Report: Economic Development

Fresno’s Formula to Spur Downtown Revitalization

In California’s Central Valley, financial incentives and the prospect of a future high-speed rail connection to the Bay Area are helping to drive development. But there’s some uncertainty, too.

Fresno Seeks to Shed Its Legacy as a ‘Poster Child for Suburban Sprawl’

Boosters say the California city’s downtown is poised for a comeback, and point to a raft of public policies and programs that helped set the stage.

Mayor of Former Steel Mill Town Hopes Federal Aid Will Flow Under Trump

“If there’s ever an opportunity, it’s now,” says Mayor Lou Mavrakis of Monessen, Pennsylvania.

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