Top 100 Most Livable Cities in America

Livability.com has just released its second-annual Top 100 Best Places to Live list, a ranking of the best small to mid-sized cities in the United States. This edition features a new city atop the list, Madison, Wis. Coming in second is Rochester, Minn., followed by Arlington, Va…

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Corporations Activate Community Spaces

Companies invest in their communities to retain talent and spur economic developments.

Cover image: Food Truck Tuesdays at Larkin Square in Buffalo, N.Y.
By Rachel Duran

The value of vibrant public spaces and walkable communities isn’t lost on corporate America. Companies throughout the country are making decisions and…

05 Aug 9:26 AM 0 Read More...

Thriving in the Urban Core

By Rachel Duran

Well-orchestrated redevelopments create jobs and breathe life into the surrounding community.

Urban core revitalization projects throughout America create economic opportunity, but perhaps more importantly, they engage community stakeholders in taking ownership and sharing in the vision of these redevelopments. In addition to sharing the types of…

21 Feb 8:46 AM 0 Read More...

The Arts Mean Business

By Mark Kleszczewski
The desire to connect creates vibrancy and prosperity. 
Beautification of public spaces is an often-used technique for boosting an area’s image, but fostering the growth of restaurants, galleries, artist workspaces and other cultural amenities can have an even stronger impact on revitalizing a community, especially…

01 Aug 4:48 PM 0 Read More...

Oil is Huge in North Dakota; Diversity is in the Works

By David Hodes

Even though agriculture and energy are important industries for North Dakota economic development, the state is “pretty diverse” when you look at what is driving growth, according to Paul Lucy, director of the Economic Development and Finance Division for the North Dakota Department of Commerce.
“We are…

31 Jul 10:09 AM 0 Read More...