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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source American Sustainable Business Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Finance & Procurement
This report outlines the unique barriers facing women and minority-owned businesses. It also outlines policy solutions for closing the funding gap for women and minority-owned businesses....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Louisiana
Source Equity New Orleans
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education, Democracy & Governance, Health
EquityNewOrleans is a citywide initiative of the Office of Mayor Mitch Landrieu funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. In partnership with the Foundation for Louisiana, EquityNewOrleans assessed the role of equity in City government using a data-driven process that prioritizes stakeholder...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level State
State(s) All States
Source The Democracy Collaborative
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Children & Families
This paper focuses on gender-based oppression since it is both one of the fundamental characteristics of the current system and one that must be eliminated from any desirable alternative future system. The first section attempts to provide working definitions for key terms and a brief...

Type Ordinance
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City Of San Francisco
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Finance & Procurement
The ordinance establishes a local hiring policy for public work or improvement projects requiring contractors and their subcontractors to perform certain percentages of project work hours using San Francisco residents and disadvantaged San Francisco residents. It also authorizes incentives...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level County, City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Project for Public Spaces
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Food, Economic Justice
Farmers' markets have grown popular in recent years, attracting millions of consumers annually, generating incomes for small and medium-sized farmers and diversification and revitalization of communities. This report provides recommendations for increasing local farmers' access to...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level County
State(s) All States
Source ChangeLab Solutions
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Food, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
For millions of Americans, accessing healthy food is no easy matter. In low-income communities, liquor stores and gas stations proliferate, while farmers' markets are hard to find. Nationally, 11.5 million low-income people live in low-income areas where the nearest supermarket is...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Community Development, Education, Data & Technology
This report emphasizes the importance of inclusive business incubators and accelerators in supporting entrepreneurial ventures, especially for women and minority tech entrepreneurs who are underrepresented in these programs. The report suggests strategies like expanding recruitment...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National Policy & Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Food, Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Community Development, Public Spaces
This policy outlines how zoning laws can be used to facilitate urban agriculture in order to promote public health, environmental sustainability, and economic prosperity. It explains where urban farming should be located, how it can be legally approved, and the standards that should...

Type Ordinance
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) Minnesota
Source City of Minneapolis
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This ordinance is aimed at remedying past and ongoing discrimination against women-owned (WBE) or minority-owned (MBE) business enterprises. In particular, the department will set an overall, annual goal for WBE/MBE participation for all anticipated construction and development projects...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Initiative for a Competitive Inner City
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Minority-owned businesses play an increasingly important role in the U.S. economy. The nearly one million (996,248) minority-owned businesses with paid employees contribute $1.2 trillion in revenue and eight million jobs to the economy. Minority-owned businesses are especially important...

Type Executive Order
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) Massachusetts
Source Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Finance & Procurement
This executive order promotes equity in public procurement....

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source PolicyLink
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
Economic recovery is not returning to all communities equally: the unemployment rate for White workers is down to nearly 4 percent nationally, while the unemployment rate for Black workers is more than double that. This disparity in employment is not an anomaly of our current economy,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level County
State(s) All States
Source ChangeLab Solutions
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...

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