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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level National
State(s) All States
Source The Democracy Collaborative
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Data & Technology
This report outlines the current political economy of platforms and data in the US and UK, as well as key policies, regulations, and legislation in the data and technology industry. It presents five foundational principles to guide a transformative agenda in platforms and data including,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, State
State(s) North Dakota
Source Institute of Local Self-Reliance
Policy Areas Community Development, Data & Technology
Rural North Dakota has some of the greatest internet connectivity in the country. In fact, according to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) data, rural North Dakotans are more likely to have access to gigabit speeds and fiber broadband than the state’s urban residents—even more...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level County
State(s) Maine
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety, Food, Health, Environment & Natural Resources, Children & Families
The Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP) was retained by the Portland Independent Business and Community Alliance to collect and analyze data related to the economic impact of businesses in Portland, Maine. The primary purpose of the study was to quantify the impact of locally...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State
State(s) Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania
Source People's Action
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Community Development
U.S. Gallup polls indicate that individuals living in rural and small-town communities have a hostile view towards immigrants in the United States. In 2019 People’s Action launched a campaign in Michigan, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania with the goal of “building a bigger we”, or...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) North Carolina
Source Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Policy Areas Community Development, Data & Technology
Due to monopoly control of broadband technology, millions of Americans do not have internet access because it is not available or affordable. To circumvent this problem, the city of Wilson began building a citywide Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) network called Greenlight in 2008, after...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
We estimate the effects of Wal-Mart stores on county-level retail employment and earnings, accounting for endogeneity of the location and timing of Wal-Mart openings that most likely biases the evidence against finding adverse effects of Wal-Mart stores. We address the endogeneity...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Massachusetts
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Finance & Procurement, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
A checklist document for obtaining licenses and permits for small business owners....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Finance & Procurement, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety, Food, Health, Environment & Natural Resources, Children & Families
The data consistently confirm that mixed-use, dense development produces greater revenues per acre than low-density patterns. In most cases, the proportion of revenue growth is exponential, not proportional, based on density increases....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Policy Areas Data & Technology
Monopoly control of broadband technology is leaving many Americans unable to access high-speed internet. In particular, the market power of the biggest cable companies allows them to lock customers into overpriced, underperforming Internet service contracts for which they don’t have...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source People's Action
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Democracy & Governance, Community Development, Public Safety, Health
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, politicians have chosen to sacrifice rural communities for the profits of corporate monopolies. In response, this report provides a vision of Relief, Recovery, and Reimagination necessary to positively transform rural communities and small towns....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Finance & Procurement, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety
The cost of leasing commercial space is soaring in many U.S. cities, threatening the future of independent businesses. In cities as diverse as Oakland and Nashville, Milwaukee and Portland, Maine, retail rents have shot up by double-digit percentages over the last year alone. As the...

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