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06-30-17

Creating opportunity through innovation

ICIC

A better future depends on science, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship, but it also depends on harnessing these tools as a way to solve society’s shared problems. Growing jobs and wealth in a community is the goal of nearly all economic development programs, but more can be done to ensure that the public good is given an equal priority when developing regional prosperity strategies. Read More



06-13-17

Inclusive Prosperity Is Incredibly Rare

ICIC

America may be prosperous but it is not inclusive. On the one hand, the nation and its cities and metro areas are still recovering from the economic trauma of the Great Recession: Economic output is up and unemployment is down. But on the other hand, the gains from that economic recovery are disproportionately concentrated among a relatively small number of advantaged groups and advantaged places. Inclusive prosperity has proven distressingly elusive; wide swaths of cities and metros and large groups of people have missed out on the economic rebound. Read More


06-08-17

The Ambitious $1+ Billion Plan to Put Buffalo, NY Back on the Map

ICIC

Buffalo, NY has tried to reinvent itself over the years with the financial support of the federal government. Yet by the early 2000s, it was still a long way from the economic engine it used to be, and many doubted the possibility of the city’s revival. In 2012, in his State of the State address, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a bold initiative, unlike any Buffalo had seen before. Read More


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