The Council on Competitiveness The Council on Competitiveness is a business-focused forum made up of CEOs, university presidents, and labor leaders working to solve challenges to America's business competitiveness in the new century. The Council recently published a whitepaper about regional innovation and collaboration, which you can download here or on their website.
National Civic League The National Civic League (NCL) is a non-profit, non-partisan, membership organization dedicated to strengthening citizen democracy by transforming democratic institutions.
National League of Cities The National League of Cities is the oldest and largest national organization representing municipal governments throughout the United States.
Smart Growth America Smart Growth America is a coalition of national, state and local organizations working to improve the ways we plan and build towns, cities and metro areas. Their website has in depth information about land use and development topics such as sustainable housing and urban sprawl.
Southern Growth Policies Board Southern Growth Policies Board develops and advances visionary economic development policies by providing a forum for partnership and dialog among a diverse cross-section of the region's governors, legislators, business and academic leaders and the economic- and community-development sectors.
Urban Land Institute As the preeminent, multidisciplinary real estate forum, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) facilitates the open exchange of ideas, information and experience among local, national and international industry leaders and policy makers dedicated to creating better places.
U.S. Conference of Mayors The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more.
YourEconomy.org YourEconomy is a free research tool, developed by the Edward Lowe Foundation, that enables visitors to take a closer look at business activity in their local communities-and across the United States.