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Economic Development Archive

Reports, case studies, surveys and more

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Livable communities can be good for business.


There are valuable economic benefits to having communities that are walkable, bike-friendly and livable for people of all ages.

The information in this archive is presented in reverse chronological order by the source material's publication or release date and includes reports, case studies, tool kits and more.

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