University of Wisconsin–Madison

Making Development Work for Local Residents: Local Hire Programs and Implementation Strategies that Serve Low-Income Communities

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level County
State(s) All States
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources
This report examines how community benefits agreements strengthen urban communities by creating high-quality jobs, career advancement, sustainability, and affordable housing. It highlights the need for local hire requirements to ensure that public funds invested in economic development projects benefit low-income neighborhoods, targeting opportunities for low-income residents.

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