$65 Million Reasons to Stop Roadblocking City-Driven Job Creation

20 Jul 2016 |
$65 Million Reasons to Stop Roadblocking City-Driven Job Creation
Above: Photo: Courtesy of the City of New Orleans

Orignal post published in Next City

In the last year, city officials in New Orleans, Cleveland and Nashville have found themselves scrambling to protect “hire local” policies from their respective state governments.

In all three cases, racially diverse cities struggling with high rates of poverty and unemployment sought to stimulate the local economy with provisions that focused on creating job opportunities for disadvantaged residents. And in all three cases, state senators representing wealthier, predominantly white districts sought to preempt city policies to protect business interests.

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economy, jobs