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This report provides 10 aggressive strategies that tackles multiple industry sectors and makes Ohio more sustainable.
Jobs can be created by restoring public sector jobs, investing in infrastructure, and investment in green energy. Employmeent compensation can be created by improving the income tax credit, retaining expandd medicaid, raise the minimum wage, and promoting community benefit agreements. To protect workers' rights, the state needs to prevent wage theft, enforce labor law and preserve collective bargaining. Simultaneously, the state should offer earned paid sick days, provide parental leave and invest in job trainning.
Even with unemployment falling, the wages have fallen over the year. Such problem may cause by adding low-wage jobs during recovery. During the recover, the portion of blue collar has been increased. The state took little action to encourage the wage growth for blue collars but instead enacting tax cuts that benefits high-wage workers. The "skill gaps" indicates that the real crisis is that the wage of certain people can not support their families.
Ohio communities need a better approach, one that fosters economic growth while also protecting the environment and supporting local businesses and workers. This is why the City of Oberlin, in partnership with Oberlin College and the city’s municipal utility have launched “The Oberlin Project” to make Oberlin the greenest little city in the U.S., grow the local economy in the process, and become a national model for sustainable economic development. This report is a policy blueprint to help Oberlin, and all Ohio communities, drive demand for clean energy while leveraging green investments to secure maximum value to the community. The four key components of this comprehensive strategy are designed to balance the three E’s of sustainable economic development—environment, economy, and equity.
The Apollo Alliance Green Pathway Model offers gret approach to promot the clean energy movement. A sustainability satrategy can be a job creator. However, the state has underinvested in the blue-collar skills needed for younger workers to take advantage of these jobs and hence the average age of workers is getting older. The report states that the policies and programs for environment and workforce devleopmen should be improved, providing recommendations to do just that.
Communities that are locked out of traditional home buying because of income, race, and credit history are common targets for exploitative practices. Land installment contracts, also called land contracts, are one way of exploiting buyers. These contracts, common during legal housing segregation, have seen a resurgence as tightened access to conventional lending has reduced home-buying options for many aspiring homeowners.
This report outlines the failed strategies the City of Long Beach took toward investing in tourism without ensuring this investment of public dollars produced good jobs. The report then makes suggestions for address the problem.
America’s traditional economic development policy has raised important questions about equity, especially for new entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs and small businesses bring economic stability into communities. To encourage economic development brought, it is imperative that the impact on small businesses and entrepreneurs be considered upfront when evaluating new ordinances and regulations. At the same time, public-private partnerships with established community businesses can help finance new ventures, as can establishing revolving community loan funds.
There are signs of economic recovery all around Detroit. Just one year after emerging from bankruptcy, tax revenues are increasing and the city posted a budget surplus in 2015. The fficial unemployment rate has fallen to 10.7%, and housing prices are on the rise in many neighborhoods. Midtown and Downtown Detroit are crowded with construction activity, including the M1 light rail system and the Red Wings hockey stadium, with additional large infrastructure projects on deck. After the upheaval of the Great Recession and transformations brought on by longer-term structural shifts in the labor market, these indicators of economic vitality are very welcome. But there is still much work to do. To keep this momentum going and ensure that economic expansion improves the lives of all Detroit residents, it is critical to invest in the skills the city needs to compete and prosper. Detroit’s workers, job seekers, businesses, education and training institutions, and government leaders, including the reconstituted Mayor’s Detroit Workforce Development Board, need a workforce development system designed for the realities and challenges of Detroit’s new labor market. Making the best possible decisions about how to build a skilled and competitive workforce will require a comprehensive and data-driven understanding of Detroit’s workforce development assets and opportunities, as well as the challenges it faces.
The purpose of the Community Benefits Program for the North Hollywood Redevelopment Mixed-Use Project is to provide for a concerted and coordinated effort on the part of the City, the Agency, and the Developer to extend the benefits of the Development to the community. It should also serve to maximize community involvement in the planning, development and use of area resources to ensure that low-income individuals residing in the Valley Community benefit from the Development. For these reasons, and in consideration of mutual promises, undertakings, and covenants, the adequacy of which the Coalition and the Developer hereby acknowledge, the Coalition and the Developer, on behalf of themselves and their respective successors, partners, and assigns, agree to the terms set forth in this Community Benefits Program.