University of Wisconsin–Madison

Leveraging Anchor Institutions for Local Job Creation and Wealth Building

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Policy Areas Children & Families, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Education
Anchor institution-facilitated community wealth building can drive job growth and economic development. This report provides case studies for effectively leveraging anchor institutions to improve local economies and address climate change and improve communications and transportation systems. Further, it recommends payments in lieu of taxes (PILOTs) to incentivize anchor institutions to do business locally.

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