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Listen to American City & County's editors discuss news and trends in public policy, technology, public works, public safety and finance with local government leaders and experts. The interviews are targeted to educate and entertain state and local government officials on topics of current interest and professional development.

To suggest a podcast topic or interview subject, e-mail Managing Editor Lindsay Isaacs with a summary of your idea and include your contact information.

May 22, 2017

Gallery: Catalogs and brochures for products that help governments get the job done

Learn about new products for governments in the catalogs and brochures presented in this gallery. The products help governments complete tasks, improve the appearance of public facilities and accomplish other functions.
May 15, 2017

U.S. cities with the highest and lowest concentrations of economic factors


WalletHub ranked cities based on the diversities of their economies. The company also ranked the cities with the highest and lowest concentrations of certain industries, types of occupations and types of worker classes. We've included these cities here. Is your city among them?


Note: several of the cities listed on here are census-designated places, which are unincorporated areas that are recognized by the U.S. Census as settled concentrations of population. 

Apr 27, 2017

The 10 most overweight metro areas in America

Personal finance site Wallethub ranked the 100 most populated U.S. metropolitan areas in order of obesity levels based on 17 metrics across the dimensions of obese and overweight individuals, weight-related health problems and healthy environments. Is your city on the list?
Apr 06, 2017

The 50 best small and mid-size cities for entrepreneurs

A new survey by small and mid-size city research site Livability and Entrepreneur Magazine ranked the 50 best small and mid-sized cities for entrepreneurship. Is your city on the list?
Mar 10, 2017

America's critical infrastructure is crumbling

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its new 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, which graded America's infrastructure based on 16 system categories.
Feb 26, 2017

The 50 most traffic-congested cities in America

Connected car services company INRIX analyzed congestion in 1,064 cities across 38 countries to determine the cities with the highest traffic congestion. We've included the 50 most congested American cities here; is your city on the list?
Feb 16, 2017

Gallery: Mayors and other experts offer their views on 2017 government budgets

Government budgets are growing a little in 2017. Mayors and other officials make predictions in this gallery.
Jan 18, 2017

Artist creates dramatic public works art

Brad Burns creates public works construction art. Government offices, corporate headquarters and other public facilities have displayed his works. Here is a collection of his work with descriptions.
Jan 12, 2017

The 10 worst and 10 best cities for living a healthy lifestyle, the world's largest care arranging site, analyzed the 89 largest metro areas in the U.S. and ranked them based on how each city encourages an active lifestyle, healthy eating habits and a positive mental state. We've included the bottom 10 and top 10 here; is your city on the list?
Dec 13, 2016

The best and worst counties for job growth

Personal finance website analyzed Bureau of Labor Statistics data for the 343 largest counties in the U.S., to determine which counties' job markets are most primed for growth. is your county on the list?

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