The Demand Institute, the non-advocacy non-profit jointly operated by The Conference Board and Nielsen, has released a major new report on the state of American communities. "A Tale of 2000 Cities: How the sharp contrast between successful and struggling communities is reshaping America" examines the overall economic health and wellbeing of American communities primarily through the lens of the housing market and provides an incredibly powerful and accurate lens through which to assess the state of American communities.
Cited by outlets like The Atlantic, Time Magazine, NPR and the Washington Post, among others, the report is the result of an 18-month intensive research program that included an analysis of the 2,200 largest cities and towns in America coupled to in-depth interviews with 10,000 U.S. consumers. The findings offer insight into both the health of the country’s communities and the health of the U.S. housing market to help government and business leaders shape policies, strategies, and investment decisions.
Authors Louise Keely, Chief Research Officer, The Demand Institute and SVP, Nielsen and Kathy Bostjancic, Director of Macroeconomic Analysis at The Demand Institute and at The Conference Board share details from this important study.