Category: Inclusive Economic Development

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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Successful Entrepreneurship in Rural America

A small town in Wyoming is becoming a best practice by utilizing its historic assets to revitalize the economy.

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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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Where Workers Salaries Go the Furthest – It’s Not Where You’d Think

New research finds which cities are the best to live in based on workers’ salaries versus cost of living.

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Entrepreneurs are Moving Home, Away from Major Startup Hubs

Smaller cities are becoming more supportive of entrepreneurs, especially in terms of access to capital, leading Midwest entrepreneurs to return or stay home rather than relocate to a coastal startup hub.

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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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