University of Wisconsin–Madison

Harnessing the Economic Power of Anchor Institutions

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) All States
Policy Areas Children & Families, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Education, Environment & Natural Resources, Health
This report examines the economic power of anchor institutions in addressing economic disparities and creating opportunities for low-income residents. Anchor institutions are influential organizations, such as universities and hospitals, deeply embedded in local communities. The report recommends strategies for increasing local hiring, improved job training programs, and capturing anchor institutions' spending locally.

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