Investing in community: a playbook for connecting economic and skills development

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In 2018, the Upjohn Institute launched an initiative to explore how communities can create broadly shared prosperity by helping residents get and keep good jobs. The initiative brings together two areas of Institute expertise: place-based scholarships that help local residents increase their skills and economic development policies, such as tax incentives and customized business services, that directly target local job creation. In this second annual summary of this work, [the authors] provide practical advice for community leaders and policymakers around four critical issues. Chapter 1...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Culture and society; Employment; Evaluation; Policy; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Skill development; Skill needs; Policy implications; Community development; Employment opportunity; Employment creation; Program evaluation

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Kalamazoo, Michigan: W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2020

Physical description: 22 p.

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Statement of responsibility: Timothy J. Bartik, Brad Hershbein, Michelle Miller-Adams, Lee Adams, Amy Meyers, Bridget Timmeney

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 141.994

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