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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Good Jobs First
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Community Development, Finance & Procurement
The intensification of economic inequality, one of the defining issues of our times, has many causes, ranging from the weakening of labor unions to the decimation of inheritance taxes. This report argues that another factor belongs on the list: subsidies given by state and local governments...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Community Development, Public Spaces, Democracy & Governance
Businesses owned by people of color create jobs and build wealth in communities of color. Yet despite rapid growth of entrepreneurship among people of color - and women of color in particular - these businesses face significant barriers to growth and success. Government spending on...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
This report outlines the failures of the current federal contracting system, and highlights state and city governments that are implementing responsible contracting reforms. Reform recommendations include conducting rigorous responsibility reviews and background checks on potential...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This fact sheet briefly summarized San Francisco's local hiring policy for construction projects. It requires 30% of all project hours within each trade to be performed by local residents, and no less than 15% of all project work hours within each trade to be performed by disadvantaged...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Government Alliance on Race and Equity
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety
Inclusive contracting refers to the process of creating the environment for businesses owned by people of color and/or women to participate in a governmental procurement and contracting process. Inclusive business participation in local government procurement and contracting is an...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice
In response to a policy debate, this report finds that the opening of a Walmart store in a county leads to a reduction in county-level retail employment by approximately 150 workers, implying that each Walmart worker replaces around 1.4 retail workers, resulting in a 2.7 percent decrease...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level County
State(s) Wisconsin
Source City Of Madison Engineering Division
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
Best Value Contracting creates a set of enforceable qualifications with a single point of accountability, pervormance qualifications, workforce development, oversight and transparency on publicly funded projects....

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Council of the City of Los Angeles
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This ordinance requires Los Angeles' Board of Public Works to approve a project labor agreement that includes provisions to promote the hiring of local residents, apprentices, and disadvantaged workers (i.e. unemployed and under-employed workers). City public works contracts are subject...

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