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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source U.C. Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This study assesses the impact of higher wages on Walmart workers and consumers, and breaks down how these effects are distributed across income levels. Their analysis reveals that establishing a higher minimum wage for big box retail workers would significantly benefit workers living...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
The retail sector is an integral part of the Los Angeles landscape with almost half a million workers in the county, and 147,157 workers in the city. Retail makes up one-tenth of the private sector workforce in the county and is its second largest employer. Yet more than half of the...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Massachusetts
Source City of Boston
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Finance & Procurement, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
The City of Boston provided a concise guide and checklist for small business owners to navigate the permitting process and the Boston Business Hub. It covers various permitting and licensing requirements for different business types, including zoning, building, fire, health, and entertainment...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level County, City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Government Finance Review
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Housing
Mixed-use, high-density development produces greater revenues per acre than low-density patterns. This report highlights how suburban areas generate less tax revenue than urban areas but incur higher public costs and consume more land. It recommends that municipalities reinvest in...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Institute for Local Self-Reliance
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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