Economic Development

June 21, 2017

Mayors and other local leaders will soon have a new tool to analyze how attractive their cities are to investors. The "Investable Cities Index" is the latest addition to a growing number of standardized city metrics for urban performance.

June 07, 2017

Challenge: How can Barr Engineering quantify the benefits of green stormwater design alternatives to redevelop a former industrial site into a “21st century community?” 

June 05, 2017

President Donald Trump will hit the road next week to ramp up his long-promised plan to overhaul the nation's aging airports, roads and railways, a push that could energize his supporters and distract from political intrigue in Washington.

The infrastructure push - which will include a... read more

May 25, 2017

There are threats everywhere to state and local revenues. To that list add this one: The golden age of malls in America seems to be well and truly over. Several of the country's 1,000 enclosed malls and a chunk of the nation's 47,000 shopping centers have either shut down or are emptying out.... read more

May 22, 2017

U.S. private equity firm Blackstone and Saudi Arabia's main sovereign wealth fund said on Saturday they planned to create a $40 billion vehicle to invest in infrastructure projects, mainly in the United States.

May 17, 2017

Most companies, upon deciding to pursue opportunities with a specific governmental entity, develop a “Go-To-Market” strategy. One of the more interesting new strategies that allows companies to capture the attention of public officials today is to participate in a pilot or demonstration project... read more

April 20, 2017

What do Alaska, Wisconsin, Louisiana and Maine have in common? They're among the 17 states that saw at least a 10 percent increase in the number of state and local agency bids and requests for proposal between Q1 2016 and Q1 2017, according to a new Onvia report.

April 19, 2017

We all want to live in smart cities, but are we willing to pay higher taxes to build them? City planners charged with moving municipalities into the digital age say there are several sources of funding available, but without some kind of "smart city tax" the projects that do get financed may not... read more

April 18, 2017

Parking meters, information signs, CCTV, traffic signals – almost everywhere that you look in a modern city, there’s a microchip embedded device, connecting to what has now become known as the all-encompassing Internet of Things.

March 31, 2017

Verizon Wireless has activated its Category M1 LTE network, making it the first U.S. carrier to launch a nationwide LTE network dedicated to the internet of things. The carrier said it will offer IoT data plans for as little as $2 per month per device, with customized options available for bulk... read more

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