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Creating a Positive Environment for Urban Economic Growth

Released in late 2013, Enterprising Cites: A Force for American Prosperity examines how business can reengage in the leadership of their local communities to help shape a brighter economic future. The report also looks at ways local governments can embrace new and innovative policies and initiatives to create the conditions for economic growth.

“A recognition of the fact that “cities play a pivotal role as drivers of America’s economy by creating and sustaining the local ecosystem for innovation, competitiveness, and productivity,” served as a foundation for the study”

A recognition of the fact that “cities play a pivotal role as drivers of America’s economy by creating and sustaining the local ecosystem for innovation, competitiveness, and productivity,” served as a foundation for the study, which identified ways the government and business leaders can work together to create a partnership for growth. The report includes features on seven innovative regions, showcasing policy approaches that are working with features on cities including Dayton, OH; Irving, TX; Memphis, TN; Minneapolis, MN; Salt Lake City, UT; San Antonio, TX; and Sioux Falls, SD.