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Type Act or Session Law
Year 2001
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source Wales Town Board
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
An act requiring that for city-assisted development projects, developers and employers of the built business are required to hire 30% local residents, or make efforts to do so....

Type Article
Year 2011
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Tax Foundation
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
This article outlines different types of local income taxes and highlights localities that have recently implemented significant changes to their income tax codes. It recommends that local governments implement moderate income tax rates and mitigate compliance costs to secure investment...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Brookings
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Democracy & Governance
This policy brief explains how metropolitan business plans offer an innovative and equitable approach to economic development, particularly through market research, cost-benefit analysis, and investment in catalytic policies and products. It highlights three metropolitan regions that...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Americans for the Arts
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces
This report finds that the nonprofit arts and culture industry supports jobs, creates government revenue, and bolsters tourism. It provides economic analysis of arts and culture nonprofits and highlights their capacity to draw local and nonlocal investment that significantly contributes...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) -
Source American Sustainable Business Council
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
This report is based on the results of a scientific, national phone survey of 555 owners of small businesses (2 to 99 employees) conducted in June 2014. The survey found that clear majorities of small business owners are concerned about how climate change will affect their companies,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Brookings-Rockefeller
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement, Democracy & Governance, Data & Technology
While conventional strategies of tax credits, training programs, and public infrastructure are crucial for economic development, the cultivation of regional industry clusters offers an innovative strategy for job growth and entrepreneurship. This report explains how these industry...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States
Source Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Community Development
America's small businesses are facing an existential crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has closed shops and offices across the nation, with dire economic consequences. And the local governments and nonprofit organizations that support small businesses are on the front lines of this crisis....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Fiscal Policy Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This report examines the economic role of immigrants in the 25 largest metropolitan areas in the United States. The report finds that the immigration and economic growth of metro areas go hand in hand; immigrants contribute to the economy in proportion to their share of the population....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level County
State(s) All States
Source The Democracy Collaborative
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health
Data from states and municipalities across the country suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately affecting people of color in the United States. This report analyzes emerging data on deaths, unemployment, failing businesses, and wealth inequality to assess the links...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) Oregon
Source Portland Development Commission
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Education, Housing, Public Safety, Transportation & Mobility
This report outlines how rapid development and population growth are presenting challenges for job and wage growth in Portland. It recommends that the city facilitate neighborhood economic development plans, drive neighborhood business growth, and coordinate resources like private...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Community Development
COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on local communities and economies. In response, this guide outlines seven steps municipal governments can take to hasten their recovery and build resilience for the future. These actions emphasize equitable outcomes, and were developed with the...

Type Executive Order
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Massachusetts
Source City of Boston
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Community Development, Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
Local governments can promote equitable economic development by establishing targeted procurement strategies that expand contracting opportunities for women and minority-owned businesses (WMBEs). This executive order directs the city's Equity and Inclusion Unit to develop a supplier...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source New York City Council
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Food
This ordinance encourages government entities to purchase locally grown food by providing local producers a bid preference if they are local, sustainable, or a combination of both....

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Milwaukee City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Community Development, Public Spaces
This ordinance establishes regulations for projects receiving financial assistance from the Department of City Development or other city departments in Milwaukee, including local hiring agreements. Additionally, developers must prepare a report on the estimated cost and benefits of...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source San Jose City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Community Development, Public Spaces
This ordinance encourages the government to procure goods through local businesses with price preferences. Small businesses (those with 35 or fewer employees) receive a 5% price preference in the awarding of city contracts. For services provided through a request-for-proposal process,...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source City of Baraboo
Policy Areas Food, Health, Public Spaces
This ordinance requires licensing for mobile food vendors and outlines the necessary procedures for obtaining required permits. The ordinance also explains the circumstances in which a registration application might be denied, and what may cause a license to be revoked. It additionally...

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