Christiana K. McFarland
Christiana K. McFarland is the research director for the National League of Cities, co-author of NLC's annual City Fiscal Conditions survey, and principal researcher on economic development and city-state governance issues. Before becoming research director, she launched NLC's finance and economic-development program, focused on supporting city outcomes in small business development, workforce development, global competitiveness and municipal finance.
McFarland has a bachelor's degree in political science and economics and a master's degree in public policy from The George Washington University. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in urban planning and regional economic development from Virginia Tech.