On the Front Lines and the Front Page

As the Network has partnered with cities across the country, local and national press has taken notice, frequently writing about the Network’s approach and impact.

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Federal agency announces recommendations for downtown Scranton revitalization

A National Resource Network report designates volunteer community leadership organization Scranton Tomorrow as the city’s lead partner in a push to revitalize the downtown and recommends multi-sector funding contributions.

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Failure and bankruptcy are not options for Providence

Providence faces serious economic and fiscal challenges, but also has extraordinary assets that can provide a platform for fixing its budget and increasing economic competitiveness.

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Online population health tool illuminates socioeconomic factors

A new online dashboard may help to inform population health programs by delivering insight into the socioeconomic determinates of health.

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Op-Ed: It’s Not Just Petersburg

Three hundred cities with a population of at least 40,000 — and others like Petersburg that are slightly smaller — have struggled to recover from the Great Recession To revitalize these cities and provide a better future for the millions of Americans who call them home, we need a new way of doing things.

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Reckoning time for a city’s bad fiscal decisions

The longer a government's finances are allowed to deteriorate, the fewer options there are when corrective action is finally taken. Anyone who doubts that ought to look at a proposed 10-year plan commissioned by the city of Providence, R.I., and produced by the federal National Resource Network (NRN).

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Group says Springfield poverty trend will grow without action

Researchers from the National Resource Network presented a report about the city to the Springfield City Council at its lunch meeting on Tuesday.

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