Finance

Has 'Debt' Become a Four-Letter Word?

States and localities are afraid to take on new debt these days, missing a golden opportunity to invest in infrastructure and other long-term projects.

The City as Consultant

Most cities already freely share ideas with others, but some are starting to sell their best practices to other local governments.

What If Americans Invested Stock in Distressed Cities?

Economists have a new idea that could revolutionize how struggling cities attract private funds.

How Cities Lose Millions in Federal Funds

A new report examines the ways in which struggling cities mismanage federal grants and offers ideas for fixing it.

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