Accelerating Economic Growth
& Shared Prosperity
A National Network of Cities
Committed to Inclusive Innovation
Forward Cities is a national learning network of cities committed to advancing inclusive innovation and economic development in their communities.
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Emerging stories and provocative thought pieces from the field.
Our team is always looking for ways to highlight the great work happening around the country. Every day, our communities face new challenges that are met head-on by leaders and entrepreneurs aiming to make a difference. Their work inspires ours! Here is a selection of...read more
Time Out is a one-hour conversation from WCOM-LP 103.5 FM, community radio for Chapel Hill & Carrboro, with a wide variety of persons with varied talents and professions, hosted by Bill Hendrickson. In this episode, Hendrickson interviews Forward Cities...read more
Written by Christopher Gergen, CEO of Forward Cities: This June, 220 city and community leaders from 25 cities came to Durham, NC for a conversation about inclusive innovation and economic development. It marked an important moment. It was the first national...read more