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This report provides 10 aggressive strategies that tackles multiple industry sectors and makes Ohio more sustainable.
Jobs can be created by restoring public sector jobs, investing in infrastructure, and investment in green energy. Employmeent compensation can be created by improving the income tax credit, retaining expandd medicaid, raise the minimum wage, and promoting community benefit agreements. To protect workers' rights, the state needs to prevent wage theft, enforce labor law and preserve collective bargaining. Simultaneously, the state should offer earned paid sick days, provide parental leave and invest in job trainning.
Even with unemployment falling, the wages have fallen over the year. Such problem may cause by adding low-wage jobs during recovery. During the recover, the portion of blue collar has been increased. The state took little action to encourage the wage growth for blue collars but instead enacting tax cuts that benefits high-wage workers. The "skill gaps" indicates that the real crisis is that the wage of certain people can not support their families.
Ohio communities need a better approach, one that fosters economic growth while also protecting the environment and supporting local businesses and workers. This is why the City of Oberlin, in partnership with Oberlin College and the city’s municipal utility have launched “The Oberlin Project” to make Oberlin the greenest little city in the U.S., grow the local economy in the process, and become a national model for sustainable economic development. This report is a policy blueprint to help Oberlin, and all Ohio communities, drive demand for clean energy while leveraging green investments to secure maximum value to the community. The four key components of this comprehensive strategy are designed to balance the three E’s of sustainable economic development—environment, economy, and equity.
The Apollo Alliance Green Pathway Model offers gret approach to promot the clean energy movement. A sustainability satrategy can be a job creator. However, the state has underinvested in the blue-collar skills needed for younger workers to take advantage of these jobs and hence the average age of workers is getting older. The report states that the policies and programs for environment and workforce devleopmen should be improved, providing recommendations to do just that.
Communities that are locked out of traditional home buying because of income, race, and credit history are common targets for exploitative practices. Land installment contracts, also called land contracts, are one way of exploiting buyers. These contracts, common during legal housing segregation, have seen a resurgence as tightened access to conventional lending has reduced home-buying options for many aspiring homeowners.
This report outlines the failed strategies the City of Long Beach took toward investing in tourism without ensuring this investment of public dollars produced good jobs. The report then makes suggestions for address the problem.
There are signs of economic recovery all around Detroit. Just one year after emerging from bankruptcy, tax revenues are increasing and the city posted a budget surplus in 2015. The fficial unemployment rate has fallen to 10.7%, and housing prices are on the rise in many neighborhoods. Midtown and Downtown Detroit are crowded with construction activity, including the M1 light rail system and the Red Wings hockey stadium, with additional large infrastructure projects on deck. After the upheaval of the Great Recession and transformations brought on by longer-term structural shifts in the labor market, these indicators of economic vitality are very welcome. But there is still much work to do. To keep this momentum going and ensure that economic expansion improves the lives of all Detroit residents, it is critical to invest in the skills the city needs to compete and prosper. Detroit’s workers, job seekers, businesses, education and training institutions, and government leaders, including the reconstituted Mayor’s Detroit Workforce Development Board, need a workforce development system designed for the realities and challenges of Detroit’s new labor market. Making the best possible decisions about how to build a skilled and competitive workforce will require a comprehensive and data-driven understanding of Detroit’s workforce development assets and opportunities, as well as the challenges it faces.
While big businesses dominate global markets, command the entrenched financial and banking powers and are incentivized by misguided government policy, emerging startups can disrupt the status quo and prove that local economies can compete successfully if they connect with their customer base and build capacity through local networks. The challenge for Lean Urbanism is to take charge at the association and neighborhood levels: to monitor, harness and replicate emerging local business successes and through bottom-up vigilance to influence top-down policy to change not just the economic dynamics of a region, but strengthen its cultural, social and built landscape.
Green stormwater infrastructure practices produce value beyond stormwater management. Investing in Green Stormwater Infrastructure produces value for communities in the form of specific health benefits, economic benefits, climate benefits, education benefits. Residents win when local infrastructure investments give equal or higher importance to environmental and societal outcomes, rather than solely prioritizing economic outcomes. Municipal leaders can use this guide to inform a holistic, triple-bottom line approach to infrastructure improvements in pursuit of healthy, equitable, and resilient communities.