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  • Financial State of the Cities 2021

    Our fifth annual Financial State of the Cities report. This analysis surveys the fiscal health of the 75 most populated US cities prior to the coronavirus pandemic. 

     
  • Bill's Blog

    Bill Bergman serves as TIA's Director of Research. He is responsible for managing TIA's federal project and State Data Lab's data base.  Bergman spent 13 years as an economist and policy analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

     
  • Financial State of the States 2020

    Our eleventh annual Financial State of the States report. This analysis surveys the fiscal health of the 50 states prior to the coronavirus pandemic. 

     
  • Financial State of the Union 2020

    Click here to view our report on the nation's fiscal health before the coronavirus pandemic hit. 

     
  • Data-Z (formerly State Data Lab)

    Create your own chart with more than 700 data variables, including demographic, economic and financial at the federal, state, and city level.

     
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