Category: Equity

More Low-Wage Jobs But Less Opportunity to Move Up

Almost half of the US workforce is considered “low-wage” and earning a median income of $18,000 per year. Who are these workers and how can we move them up into “good jobs” with higher pay and benefits?

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Inclusive Economic Development in Albuquerque

New leadership at the Albuquerque Economic Development Department is refocusing efforts on local, small businesses and the City’s large population of people of color.

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Data Reveals Positive Trends Despite Income Inequality

Income inequality in American has grown over the past few decades, but new data is showing signs of recovery for low-income and working-class Americans.

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The End to an Incentives War Marks a New Start for Kansas and Missouri, Hopefully Other States Learn from this New Cooperation

Kansas and Missouri had been infamous for using incentives to poach jobs across state lines from Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, KA, and vice versa, but a new agreement between the state governors marks an end to this incentives battle and the beginning of a new, cooperative economic development relationship.

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Affordable Housing Fight in Connecticut Sees No End in Sight

A deep dive into attempts to build affordable housing in wealthy Connecticut towns reveals a long history of exclusionary zoning.

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Major Metros are Losing Population, Especially Workers Without Degrees

Majors metros like New York City and San Francisco are losing population, likely because only highly educated workers in high demand fields can afford to live there.

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