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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.

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.

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.

These States Are Basically Begging You to Get a Heat Pump – Is Your State One of Them?

You need a heat pump, ASAP. Now nine states are teaming up to accelerate the adoption of this climate superhero.

Change the Conversation: Strong Towns are built incrementally

In this excerpt from “Where Did All the Small Developers Go,” housing expert Daniel Herriges describes why incremental development is so hard to do these days, and why we need to open the door to it once again for the sake of our cities.

This Week at Strong Towns

We seek to replace America’s post-war pattern of development, the Suburban Experiment, with a pattern of development that is financially strong and resilient. We advocate for cities of all sizes to be safe, livable, and inviting. We work to elevate local government to be the highest level of collaboration for people working together in a place, not merely the lowest level in a hierarchy of governments.

10 Company Incubator and Accelerator Programs You Need to Know About

These established companies are boosting newcomers with resources, mentorship, and more. Here’s a list of just some of the available programs.