Progressive Local Government for the 21st Century

Economic Justice

The majority of locally controlled economic-development dollars are spent inefficiently, subsidizing development that would have happened anyway and return little local benefit. However, local governments have a great deal of power to shape economic policy, and there are real possibilities for cities to choose high-road economic development reform and improvement rather than a low-road race to the bottom, and many are taking it. Among the Progov21 policy roadmaps in this area are: Economic Equality, Job Quality, and Wages & Benefits


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