Tag Archives: Local Government

Why Small Business Matters: What Local Government Can Do to Support This Vital Economic Engine

Why should local government managers be concerned about small business? Small businesses with less than 500 employees constitute 99.9 percent of all businesses in the United States and 97.7 percent of all U.S. exporting companies, and they account for 48 percent of all employees within the private sector. But maintaining the health of small businesses is a complicated issue that encompasses demographic shifts, youth entrepreneurial education, financing options, economic development incentives, philanthropy, and much more. Read more... Read more

Smart Growth America Complete Streets Consortium Series

Smart Growth America announced a new technical assistance opportunity—the Complete Streets Consortium Series—is now open to all units of local government. This is an opportunity for three communities from the same state to work closely together to implement Complete Streets—streets that are safe and accessible for people of all ages and abilities. Applications due February 2, 2017. Learn more and apply... Read more

Webinar: What Do Local Decision-Makers Need to Adapt to a Changing Climate: 2016 Local Solutions Report Findings

In this webinar, Antioch University’s Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience will release findings from the 2016 Local Solutions Report: Identifying and meeting the needs of local communities adapting to climate change. The report coalesces and analyzes data from a range of sources to inform priorities for public policies, budget setting, private sector funding, investments, and action. This webinar will provide a brief overview of the report findings and discussion of multiple approaches to overcoming barriers, based on insights... Read more

Georgetown Climate Center Green Infrastructure Toolkit

Georgetown Climate Center launched a new online resource, the Green Infrastructure Toolkit, designed to help local governments at different stages find the resources and examples that are most helpful to them. The toolkit analyzes common trends in the approaches various cities are taking to planning, implementing, and funding green infrastructure to manage stormwater. Go to toolkit... Read more

City Green: Innovative Green Infrastructure Solutions for Downtowns and Infill Locations

This EPA publication is for stakeholders who shape redevelopment projects in downtowns and infill locations. Using twelve case studies, it provides inspiration and identifies successful strategies and lessons learned for overcoming common barriers to green infrastructure in these contexts. Learn more... Read more

Partner Spotlight: ICMA

Founded in 1914, ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, advances professional local government worldwide. The organization’s mission is to create excellence in local governance by developing and fostering professional management to build sustainable communities that improve quality of life. ICMA provides services, research, publications, data and information, peer and results-oriented assistance, training and professional development to thousands of city, town and county leaders around the world. ICMA works in a variety of practice areas, and has focused on sustainability in recent years. ICMA recently released two reports, Evaluating the... Read more
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