Economic Justice

Next City’s economic justice news coverage focuses on solutions that level the playing field and work toward economic justice in cities when it comes to jobs, small business, healthy food access, public spending and space for economic use. Storylines under this beat include: worker cooperatives and alternative ownership models; labor organizing; community development financial institutions (CDFIs); public banks; Opportunity Zones and who benefits from them; the Minority/Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) certification program; the New Markets Tax Credit program; public pensions; procurement; portability of benefits and gig worker organizing; workforce development models; workforce policies such as fair workweek or paid family leave; economic development including corporate subsidies; healthy food equity; aspects of zoning that determine where jobs can be located in cities; participatory budgeting; and more.

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