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Communities Have More to Offer Migrants Than They Realize

Headlines obscure the reality that many cities welcome immigrants for the economic and social benefits they bring. The tools of architecture offer ways to assess the resources needed to accommodate and integrate these populations.

Can Funding Counties Directly Help Them Overcome Their Biggest Problems?

Thousands of county officials came to Washington, D.C., to make the case with Congress that funding counties directly is the best way to improve lives across the country’s diverse rural and urban communities.

Report: Companies that let people work where they want rank higher for workplace culture

A new study finds that hybrid and flexible work improves workplace culture and career outcomes for workers.

The U.S. needs homes. But first, it needs the workers to build them.

Montana becomes a model for an apprentice training program

GFDA Top Ten for 2-11-24 + Great Career Opportunities

Congratulations to the McLaughlin Research Institute of Great Falls, Montana, on winning a prestigious $13.8M grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to launch the Center for Integrated Biomedical and Rural Health Research (CIB-RHR) and expand its research enterprise over the next five years!

This is why immigration in the U.S. is so vital to our future. How, where, and why Montana became the grayest state in the West

People like to talk about new technologies and innovations, because that’s fun. Demographics aren’t fun. But they’re going to be as important, if not more, to overall economic growth than most innovations over the coming decades.

Strong Towns 2024 National Gathering – 5/14-15 – Cincinnati, Ohio

For the Gathering itself, we’re running early bird pricing through April 1. Make sure to get your tickets soon for the best price.

Carter County, Montana Growth Policy development and availability of community survey

Citizens of Carter County are encouraged to get involved in the Growth Policy process.

Another ‘Great Retirement’ Wave Hits the US After Stocks Rally

A generation ago, one popular song implored workers to tell their bosses to “Take This Job and Shove It.” Judging from how many Americans are choosing retirement, millions are taking that advice.

The global tremors from China’s property crisis are only just starting

The worldwide slump triggered by borrowing cost hikes has already wiped more than US$1 trillion (S$1.35 trillion) off office property values alone, said Starwood Capital Group chairman Barry Sternlicht last week.