Economic Development

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August 15, 2017

Why is the mall dying?

IIC Journal of Innovation Smart City Edition IoT
July 20, 2017

As cities become more connected, all sectors will have to adapt not just to the new technology, but the ways that technology will radically change business and everyday life.

July 18, 2017

When the Great Recession created a wave of bankruptcies, the federal government responded by bailing out large for-profits and quasi-federal corporations, such as Fannie Mae. But there was no such help for insolvent cities or counties. Nevertheless, from the nation's smallest troubled cities,... read more

July 17, 2017

A new report from Visiongain takes a look at the global smart metering market over the next ten years. This research report, titled “Smart Gas Metering Market Forecast 2017-2017,” includes 160 tables, graphics and charts that promise an in-depth view of trends and data in the market.

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

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