Big Cities (population greater than 250,000)

Austin, Texas

New York, New York

San Diego, California

Seattle, Washington

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Honorable Mentions:

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Chicago, Illinois

Houston, Texas

Indianapolis, Indiana

Minneapolis, Minnesota

San Jose, California

Smaller Cities & Villages (population under 250,000)

Bellevue, Washington

Hampton, Virginia

Peterborough, New Hampshire

Honorable Mentions

Allen, Texas

Gaithersburg, Maryland

Santa Barbara, California

Vancouver, Washington

Other Categories

Citizen Participation

Old West Durham Neighborhood Association

Honorable mention:

League of Women Voters


State of the Cities Data System

Economic Development

Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development

Metro New Mexico Development Alliance

Economics Information

Bloomberg’s Economies

The Dismal Scientist

U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis

U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing Room

Housing Industry Data




Municipal Research & Services Center of Washington

Municipal Finance/Bonds (Municipal Agencies & Authorities)

Wisconsin Capital Finance Office

Transportation Corridor Agencies

Salt River Project

Jefferson County, Alabama

New York City

Transitional Finance Authority

New York City Water Authority

Honorable Mentions:

Arlington, Texas

Houston, Texas

Orlando, Florida




Power Industry

Energy Information Administration

Professional organizations

American Society for Public Administration

National Conference of State Legislatures

National League of Cities