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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education
The United States has an enviable entrepreneurial culture and a track record of building new companies. Yet new and small business owners often face particular challenges, including lack of access to capital, insufficient business networks for peer support, investment, and business...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level State
State(s) Rhode Island
Source Women's Fund of Rhode Island
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Community Development
This report includes self-reported data about gender and racial diversity on the boards of directors and at the CEO/Executive Director positions of the 150 largest 501(c)3 nonprofits in Rhode Island, or roughly 4% of the total number of public charities in the state. The report is...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families
A policy on obligations of developers and contractors to seek local employees, service providers and businesses to meet their needs....

Type Ordinance
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) New Jersey
Source Newark Clerk Office
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources
This ordinance requires contracting companies to maintain, to the greatest extent possible, a workforce composed of 40% qualified Newark residents....

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2013
Level County
State(s) California
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
A fact sheet summarizing project labor agreements....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education
Business incubators and accelerators have emerged as a popular strategy to support the growth of entrepreneurial ventures, especially in the high-tech sector. They are designed to address the networking, education and capital challenges all entrepreneurs face. These challenges are...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families
First source hiring ordinances, contract clauses, and related agreements seek to provide meaningful employment opportunities to residents living within communities most directly impacted by local development projects. Local development projects are typically undertaken based on broad...

Type Executive Order
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance
An Executive Order to affirm Seattle's commitment to equity in City contracting and to advance the City's mission to promote race and gender equity in contracting. This Executive Order directs City departments and offices to increase the opportunities for women and minority owned...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source The Greenlining Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This issue brief analyzes the inclusion of people of color in the workforce, contracting networks, and supply chains from 2014-2016 of eight federal government offices: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation,...

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, Environment & Natural Resources, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance
A fact sheet summarizing local hiring policy for San Francisco....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance
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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families, Housing, Public Safety
According to San Jose's Mayor Sam Liccardo, "We are a city of immigrants; this is a critical thread to our DNA. It is our secret sauce. If we are going to compete in a global marketplace, we need to all be working together." As of 2014, more than 38% of San Jose's population are immigrants....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families
Most targeted hiring programs include mechanisms that do two things: 1) Maximize the chances that workers from the targeted category who are already in the construction industry will get called to work on that job. 2) Create opportunities for new workers - aspiring apprentices who...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Minnesota
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Democracy & Governance, Transportation & Mobility
One in five City of Saint Paul (City) residents speaks a language other than English in their homes. This means that increasingly City employees are providing services to individuals who may be limited English proficient (LEP) as a result of national origin. Based on data collected...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) -
Source The Greenlining Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This publication explains the critical role of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the fight for racial justice. It forms the foundation for our forthcoming toolkit, which will provide resources to companies, advocates and others seeking to utilize DEI in advocacy to create jobs...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Los Angeles is currently embarking upon one its largest investments in infrastructure in decades. Through these investments, we will be modernizing our port, fixing our roads, and undertaking the largest expansion of public transit in recent history. These investments, representing...

Type Ordinance
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources
Project labor agreements can advance a city's interests by ensuring that unemployed and underemployed residents will receive employment opportunities at city public works construction projects. This ordinance requires Los Angeles' Board of Public Works to approve a project labor agreement...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Housing, Public Safety, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Finance & Procurement, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance
Communities across America are at a crossroad: to welcome and integrate new residents and help them on a path to citizenship, or to allow old stereotypes, fears and preconceptions to hinder future success. In a community where immigrants are welcomed they receive mutual respect and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level -
State(s) California
Source The Greenlining Institute
Policy Areas -
Supplier diversity helps direct corporate procurement to businesses owned by historically marginalized communities. The California legislature created a supplier diversity program at the California Public Utilities Commission that requires regulated utilities (such as energy and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
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 Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families
The City of Seattle supports construction jobs and meaningful employment for those in our community through programs that prepare and train workers for careers with family-sustaining wages. In early 2015, the Seattle City Council adopted a new City law, proposed by Mayor Ed Murray,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
Policymakers have long understood the job creation opportunities that public infrastructure projects provide. To enhance these jobs' economic and social impact and lift families out of poverty, many cities and states have incorporated job quality and equity policies into public infrastructure...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) California
Source The Greenlining Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Supplier diversity is a powerful tool for economic development in communities of color. Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) are more likely to operate as small businesses and employ locals, making them a pillar for communities of color. Contract opportunities from larger corporations...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Food, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Bringing a grocery store into an underserved neighborhood not only makes fresh produce and other healthy food more accessible, it can provide livingwage jobs, raise the value of surrounding property, and anchor and attract additional businesses to the neighborhood. A wide range of...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance
Public construction projects are an expenditure of public tax dollars; as such, public agencies have an opportunity to develop policies for public construction projects to benefit taxpayers with employment and business opportunities. Targeted hire initiatives create institutional...

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