Economic Development After Dark: Making the Case for a Night Mayor (2018)

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The nighttime economy has special needs and considerations to assure safety, reverse and prevent negative impacts, and maximize economic benefit to the community. Mayors, business districts, and city councils worldwide are appointing "night mayors" and night economy managers to nurture and guide this booming economic sector. Pittsburgh, PA, hired their first nighttime economy manager in 2014 and added a project manager this year to become what is now called the Office of Nighttime Economy. This article focuses on what a night manager does, the partnerships required to develop and manage the "other 9 to 5," and what to consider if your city is contemplating creating such a position.

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