Tag: Membership

New Contest Seeks to Find Affordable, Creative Solutions to Housing

One US city is hoping to incentivize developers to build affordable housing by opening a contest looking for creative ideas for affordable housing. The prize? Free land to test their idea.

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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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Amazon Investing in Affordable Housing Near HQ2 Campus in Virginia

Amazon is pledging $20 million to Arlington County’s Affordable Housing Investment Fund as part of the HQ2 deal it reached with the County earlier this year.

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The Future of Work – Are Workers Opinions Being Considered?

Policy analysts, researchers, politicians, and academic leaders have spent a significant amount of time and energy trying to understand how automation, skills development, and technological changes will affect the future of work. Unfortunately, workers themselves are often absent from these conversations.

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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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How to Make Incentives Work

It’s no secret that while incentives can be effective, they may not always be the smartest move for your community. Infamous deals (like Foxconn) have led researchers to wonder how we can make incentives truly work for communities.

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