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. The report takes an in-depth look at the development strategies at work in these six cities, and is designed to show communities everywhere how to create diverse and durable local economies that last beyond the lifecycle of any one employer.
As part of Tuesday’s kickoff for the new report, we hosted an online conversation about creating these amazing places. Participants heard an overview of the guide as well as a detailed discussion about development in Denver, Greenville, and Pittsburgh. A recorded version of the webinar is now available.
Watch the recorded webinar
|Click here to view the archived webinar
|Click here to download the presentation (PDF)
Joining the webinar were Geoff Anderson, President and CEO of Smart Growth America; Alex Hutchinson, Economic Development Specialist at Smart Growth America; Aylene McCallum, Director of Downtown Environment for the Downtown Denver Partnership; Nancy Whitworth, Deputy City Manager for Economic Development at the City of Greenville, SC; and Bill Flanagan, Chief Corporate Relations Officer for the Allegheny Conference on Community Development in Pittsburgh, PA.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the webinar earlier this week, both as speakers and participants. To learn more about this new resource, download the full report.
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