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In an effort to advance the conceptualization of Inclusive Economies, our research team developed an indicator framework for measuring progress towards economic inclusivity. The Rockefeller Foundation defines an inclusive economy as one in which there is expanded opportunity for more broadly shared prosperity, especially for those facing the greatest [...]
The DEIR denies any housing-related impacts from the project, even though it admits that the 6,550 new Facebook employees would exceed Menlo Park’s job growth projections by 296% and increase the city’s workforce by more than 20%. It also understates the number of jobs that the project will create, directly and indirectly, by 24,000 [...]
Whither Resilient Regions? Equity Growth And Community A growing body of research has been suggesting that social equity may contribute to economic growth and resilience at a metropolitan scale, but there is limited research on the underlying mechanisms that make for this potentially happy coincidence of economic vitality, resilience and [...]
Retooling For Growth Building A St Century Economy In Americas Older Industrial Areas Traditional economic theory and standard economic development practices have tended to pose a contradiction of trade-off between inefficiency and equity: what is good for one may be bad for another. The trade-off would seem to be particularly [...]
Rethinking Informalizattion Poverty Precarious Jobs And Social Protection Processes of labor market informalization are most frequently examined in the context of poor countries and marginalized workers. Yet, one of the consistent themes in the study of informal work is that informalization is fundamentally shaped by processes of economic restructuring in [...]
Regions And Firms In Ework Relocation Dynamics Pittsburghs Calle Centre Industry This paper attempts to contribute to our theoretical understanding of the relationship between regions and the location dynamics of telemedia employment through and analysis of the regional dynamics shaping up the call center industry in Pittsburgh which has grown [...]
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The DEIR denies any housing-related impacts from the project, even though it admits that the 6,550 new Facebook employees would exceed Menlo Park’s job growth projections by 296% and increase the city’s workforce by more than 20%. It also [...]
A new report released today (Wednesday, Oct. 24), national Food Day 2012, says that a proposal pending in Congress to raise the minimum wage would increase retail food prices for American consumers by at most [...]
Minimum wage increases are being enacted in cities across the country, from SeaTac, Washington, to Washington, D.C. Wherever a hike is proposed, free market conservatives offer the same dire warnings: Raising the minimum wage will [...]
Washington already has the nation's highest state minimum wage at $9.19 an hour. Now, there's a push in Seattle, at least, to make it $15. That would mean fast food workers, retail clerks, baristas and [...]
Progressive Women of Napa Valley is sponsoring a forum to start a community conversation about the economic impact of a local increase in the minimum wage. The organization reports that while Napa County has over [...]
The Bay Area's affordable housing crisis will be solved only through policies and practices that result in the construction of new affordable units. These units will protect against gentrification and displacement, keep families in their [...]