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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 2022
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Local Progress
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Finance & Procurement, Transportation & Mobility
Although electrification reduces greenhouse gas emissions, switching to electric vehicles (EV) can negatively impact workers by giving rise to anti-union EV manufacturers, like Tesla. To address this problem, this memo urges local governments to leverage their procurement power to...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level National
State(s) All States
Source The Democracy Collaborative
Policy Areas Public Safety, Health
This report calls for national leadership and healthcare sector collaboration to create production capacity for American-sourced and manufactured Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) supplies. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the many vulnerabilities in global supply chains which...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Community Development, Economic Justice
Chicago’s Central Manufacturing District (CMD) was the first planned manufacturing district in the United States. A century ago, 252 firms operated in its huge six-story buildings. Tenants ranged from small manufacturers to big names like Wrigley, Ford, United (Rexall) Drug, Pullman,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level -
State(s) All States
Source Meeting Of The Minds
Policy Areas Energy, Transportation & Mobility
Trucks and buses are going electric, too, and the impact on both our air and our economy could be huge. Transportation is the largest contributor to global nationwide, but electric trucks and buses are part of the solution because they are cleaner than diesel and natural gas vehicles....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Initiative for a Competitive Inner City
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
This presentation explains why cities are likely to see an influx of industrial production in the coming years. It also describes steps cities can take to take advantage of this trend in an equitable and sustainable way....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Economic Justice
Manufacturing is important to Ohio, with many workers still in manufacturing industries, making it important for economic revenue and employment for the state. Additionally, workers without higher education can earn more money in manufacturing than other types of work and industries....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Housing, Transportation & Mobility
There are nearly 950,000 more manufacturing jobs in the U.S. today than in 2010. This resurgence presents a major opportunity for communities. As a rejection of inefficient sprawling industrial parks and overseas production, there is growing demand for urban manufacturing locations....

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