Assistant Professor of Economics James Siodla contributed to the WalletHub piece “2020’s Fastest-Growing Cities in America.” When asked about what key priority local authorities should know to grow their cities, Siodla answered, in part, “Academic research suggests that long-run city growth is driven by factors such as entrepreneurial activity, industrial diversity, and good local governance. One thing growing cities should encourage is local innovation through the steady formation of new businesses. Making it easier to start a new restaurant or bookstore downtown can go a long way to helping a city build up the type of urban character that attracts people.” 

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