How Washington State will be picking the right transportation investments for economic vitality

photos from a workshop on economic vitality
Washington is taking groundbreaking steps few other states have taken to match its transportation investments with statewide policy goals. We helped the state work with stakeholders to answer three key questions: what does economic vitality look like for the state, how does transportation impact the economy, and how do we measure that to guide decisions?

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Sprawl or smart growth: the future of Opportunity Zones

The newly created Opportunity Zones program will likely go down as the largest and most significant federal community development initiative in U.S. history, with trillions of dollars in new private investment about to start flowing into pre-designated low-income communities around the country.

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A look back on 2018


As 2018 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at some of the most popular content from Smart Growth America and our various programs over the past year. If you’ve appreciated some of this work or our writing about it, make a tax-deductible end of year gift to help support our work in 2019!

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Now Hiring: Thriving Communities Program Manager

Smart Growth America (SGA) is a national nonprofit that empowers communities through technical assistance, advocacy, and thought leadership to create livable places, healthy people, and shared prosperity. Thriving Communities SGA seeks a dynamic and passionate individual to join its newest team—Thriving Communities. The Thriving Communities team weaves together complementary disciplines to partner with diverse local … Continued

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Love free swag? We do too.


We work hard every day to make communities safer and more resilient as they grow and change, the climate warms, and economies become more interconnected. So whether you make an end of year gift to get some SGA bling or for the post-giving fuzzy feelings (or both!) we appreciate your support.

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