Boise, Denver, Greenville, Minneapolis, Nashville, and Pittsburgh are six of the many cities using a new strategy for economic development. Rather than offering tax breaks to lure companies, these cities are creating walkable, vibrant, inclusive neighborhoods that are attracting residents and employers, supporting existing businesses, and fostering entrepreneurs.
We talk about this new approach in our most recent report, Amazing Place: Six Cities Using the New Recipe for Economic Development, which came out . The report takes an in-depth look at the development strategies at work in these six cities, and shows how communities anywhere can create diverse and durable local economies.
As part of kickoff we hosted an online conversation about creating these amazing places. The report's authors gave an overview of this new approach, and representatives from Denver, Greenville, and Pittsburgh discussed the specific ways their cities are creating amazing places.
If you weren't able to join discussion, a recording of the webinar is now available. Watch the recording to learn more about the new report and get ideas for how your city can use this new approach to economic development.
The webinar concluded with a question and answer session with participants. We received many more questions than we were able to answer during the event, but more information about our six cities and the strategies they're using is available in the full report.
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