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Tag Archives: Economic Development

September 12, 2013
What is Portland’s Future?
Pacific Standard Magazine

At TechfestNW, Alan Weber (founding editor of Fast Company magazine) gave a rousing keynote speech laying out a bold vision for Portland’s (Oregon) future.

August 27, 2013
Was the Nationals Ballpark Worth It?
Greater Greater Washington

DC has proposed building a new soccer stadium at Buzzard Point with help from public funds. The city already did this for Nationals Park, but did it work? We can find out by doing a cost-benefit analysis.

August 26, 2013
Do Streetcars Promote Economic Development?

As Bill notes, the Metropolitan Council argues that Streetcars are more for Economic Development than for Transportation, and so should be seeking a different pot of money.

August 20, 2013
August 19, 2013
August 6, 2013
Economic Impact of Bike Facilities
Seattle Transit Blog

Although we may be one of the top cities for bicycling in the nation, planning for bicycles is no simple task in Seattle; political barriers, physical limitations, and competing modes make squeezing bicycle facilities onto arterial streets seem like we are tearing down a bridge.

Why San Francisco is the New Silicon Valley
The Atlantic Cities

A decade ago, billionaire entrepreneurs Peter Thiel and Elon Musk decided to take booming start-up PayPal public from a small coffee shop along Palo Alto’s University Avenue.

August 4, 2013
July 29, 2013
July 25, 2013
Issues With Cities and Sports Teams, DC United Edition
Rebuilding Place in Urban Space

Yesterday’s Post had a story about DC’s announcement of a stadium deal with the DC United soccer team. The team will build a stadium, DC will contribute the land and other infrastructure improvements. It’s supposed to cost each party about $150 million.

July 23, 2013
June 24, 2013
June 23, 2013
Are CEO Needs Self Serving or For Good of Workers?
Greater Greater Washington

When business leaders of the Federal City Council say traffic congestion might affect their decisions to move companies out of DC, how much are they thinking about the needs of employees, and how much is it mostly about the congestion on their own personal drives to work?

June 20, 2013
Five Ways Congress Plans to Hurt Communities
APA Daily Planning News

This week the House of Representatives took the first toward a historic gutting of programs aimed at building stronger, more resilient communities through smart housing and transportation investments.

June 17, 2013
Is There a Summer Music Festival Bubble?
Sustainable Cities Collective

If you haven’t already, grab your feather earrings and fanny pack, because we’re deep into summer music festival season. Like you could’ve already seen Vampire Weekend at five different festivals across the country deep.

Two Innovation Hubs Split in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Journal

Downtown Albuquerque at Central and Broadway and the Aperture Center at Mesa del Sol are emerging as two prime locations for new “innovation hubs” that aim to promote high-tech business development.

Salt Lake Edge Quickly Becoming Tech Job Corridor
Salt Lake Tribune

In northern Utah County, hundreds of workers at IM Flash Technologies turn the silicon in common sand into speedy, power-efficient flash memory chips that store songs, photos, documents and other data in mobile phones, cameras and tablets.

June 16, 2013
Cleveland Hopes to Replicate TOD Success
Cleveland Plain Dealer

This time, it feels different. Cleveland earned national attention in the 1990s for building sports facilities, museums and other stand-alone attractions that improved its image and diminished the memory of a certain infamous fire on the Cuyahoga River.

June 13, 2013
St. Louis Raises $100m to Invest in Startups
Crain's Cleveland Business

Leaders in St. Louis’ public and private sectors are taking a page from Cleveland’s playbook by unveiling plans today to raise $100 million over five years to invest in and support local startups.

June 11, 2013
June 10, 2013
Growing Bike Culture Good for Local Economy
Model D

From custom frame builders in Detroit and messenger bag makers in Philadelphia to a bike-share startup in Tampa, the new bike-based economy is flourishing in U.S. cities.

June 9, 2013
Another Midsize Hub Gets Cut

For the midsize airline hub, there’s been another death in the family. Just this week, news broke that Delta would shutter its hub operations in Memphis, Tenn.

June 3, 2013


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