When Mayor Jorge Elorza asked the National Resource Network to assist Providence, he said the city’s economic future required a plan to put its fiscal house in order and address...
With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Network and NYU are working to develop a first-ever dashboard for essential health data for U.S. cities
MassDevelopment and the National Resource Network today announced the launch of the Massachusetts State Resource Network – the first of its kind in the nation.
Lessons learned from the Network's recent research on and engagements related to the potential of health districts for economic development.
The Network's second policy report explores the importance of California's economically challenged cities to the state and federal government.
In a new Network report, research from twelve cities highlights the impact anchor institutions have had on their hometowns and ways cities and these institutions can work together going forward.
The Network highlights recent responses to questions received through its 311 for Cities feature on infrastructure, diversity in police forces, eligibility for social services and non-emergency numbers.
The Mayors of Springfield, MO, and Waco, TX, reflect on their experience at the National Resource Network's Peer Convening and the lessons they learned and are already implementing back home.
The Economic Visioning Challenge awards prizes to diverse teams of partners that have generated tailored economic development plans for Las Vegas, Hartford, and Greensboro.
The Unified Government of Kansas City and Wyandotte County (the UG) is facing the same question many local governments face after the completion of a vision plan: What Next? Read how the National Resource Network is helping them the UG identify key issues and chart a course for implementation.
SC2, including the Network, has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Harvard University Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation’s Annual Innovations in American Government Award and received a “Bright Idea” designation.
Meridian, MS, Mayor Percy Bland sheds light on the potential he sees for his community, the challenges they face, and the important role the Network is playing to move things forward.
Mark Linton, Executive Director of White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities, shares his thoughts on the value of the National Resource Network and his experience at the inaugural peer convening.
Maureen Mahoney reflects on Kansas City, Kansas' experience with the Network so far, both as a beta city and as a participant in the first peer convening.
The National Resource Network’s Technical Assistance Clearinghouse features more than 100 programs to support your community; learn which six have upcoming deadlines and how to apply.
After using the Network's 311 for Cities, the City of Danville, VA, is on its way to cleaning up blighted houses in their community.
Chris Osgood and Nigel Jacob, Co-Chairs of Boston’s Urban Mechanics Office, discuss how, regardless of city size, service delivery can improve through innovative community oriented practices and ‘ambidextrous’ approach.
Leading scholars in urban policy share their thoughts in a new book Revitalizing American Cities and discuss how small and mid-size cities can successfully re-imagine—and reinvent—themselves.
The Network has a deliberate strategy to engage higher education leaders. A potential exists, argues Eichenthal, for universities and cities to work to together to build strong cities and strong communities.
Former Indianapolis Mayor and Harvard Professor Stephen Goldsmith discusses a staged and common sense approach for using data to improve services.
The Network's Executive Director argues that local government leaders don’t have to choose between a balanced budget and investment in economic growth.
The new National Resource Network aims to help local governments find the experts and information they need.
Urban studies theorist, professor, and author Richard Florida shares the advice he would offer a newly elected mayor, how cities can use data, and one key to successful economic development.
Former Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser, who currently publishes Governing magazine, discusses the challenging realities facing cities today.
HR&A Advisors President Eric Rothman lays out the keys for organizing a city’s economic development services.
How the federal government is supporting local governments facing economic challenges.