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Reviewing local economic development organizations, data, and initiatives across the world.

National Gentrification and Displacement Map by Census Tract

In yesterday’s article, we examined research on gentrification and racial displacement.

Gentrification Research Across U.S. Census Tracts

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition published comprehensive gentrification research across first and second tier metros in the United States.

Energy Infrastructure and Electricity Costs

The World Economic Forum released The Fostering Effective Energy Transition Index.

Tech Policy with ITIF, Benton, and the Tech Policy Institute

In February 2019, the Information, Technology, and Innovation Foundation published the Tech Policy To-Do List, a comprehensive outline of specific policy proposals that the Federal Government should implement. The...

Opportunity Atlas’ Measure of Upward Mobility

New Research from the Opportunity Atlas seeks to answer the question which neighborhoods in America offer children the best chance to rise out of poverty. The Research consists of...

Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Across Major Metros Report

The Center for American Entrepreneurship published the Rise of the Global City: The New Map of Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital measuring startup related activity across major cities throughout the...

Startup Blink Global Ecosystem Rankings

There are lots of entrepreneurship and ecosystem rankings. Most rankings tend to focus only on activity in larger metros. These rankings will explore the top fifty. 

‘Fulfilling America’s Pledge Report’ via Bloomberg Philanthropies

The response to Trump’s withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris Agreement drew protest from U.S. states, cities, businesses, universities, and other Civil Society groups. A group co-chaired by...

Arch Grants for the World

Arch Grants is an economic development initiative launched in St. Louis that empowers entrepreneurs with seed stage grants. Arch Grants is a competition. Winners receive $50,000 in equity-free funding...

Distribution of Geographic Inequality

Image Source: Economic Innovation Group The infrastructure needed to establish an inclusive distribution of creative and innovation-based labor has not...