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How well do Boston and Philadelphia perform on a playing field that includes financial health and segregation?
A Federal Reserve study shows how entrepreneurs in less-advantaged communities face significant obstacles to success.
Marginalized people could dramatically boost our economy, but they need support from the private, public, and social sectors.
OMB director Mick Mulvaney estimated that 3 percent growth could add $3 trillion in federal revenue. But can our economy grow that fast?
To convince GE to relocate to Boston, state and local government collaborated to offer the company millions of dollars in incentives.
In the coming years, expect to see some exciting changes in government operations.
If Nevada and South Carolina are not on the complete opposite end of the economic spectrum compared with Iowa and New Hampshire, they’re clearly on the other half.
For state and local leaders, two fast-approaching deadlines will mean a wider range of interest in economic development programs than usual.
Lowering trade barriers has the potential - if not the guarantee - to make everyone better off

From Safety Net to Solid Ground

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From Safety Net to Solid Ground

How will potential changes to federal safety net programs affect the well-being of people striving to cover their basic needs?

Structural Racism in America

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Structural Racism in America

Public policies, institutional practices, and cultural narratives perpetuate our country's racial inequalities. 

Resilience in the Face of Disaster

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Resilience in the Face of Disaster

When disaster strikes, we need inclusive plans grounded in evidence on what works.

Updates from the Urban Institute

Updates from the Urban Institute

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