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A Guide to Promoting Economic Inclusion through Local Purchasing

In an effort to share our research with our constituents, PolicyLink continues to report—often in conjunction with partners—around equitable strategies that can help all Americans prosper. By "Lifting Up What Works" and spreading the stories of effective change on the ground, we highlight proven efforts to improve communities and support the work needed to replicate those efforts.

Buy Newark: A Guide to Promoting Economic Inclusion through Local Purchasing

Buy Newark: A Guide to Promoting Economic Inclusion through Local Purchasing

This report grew out of a series of convening’s hosted by the Prudential Foundation to address issues of economic inclusion in Newark. Participants expressed the need to address entrepreneurship and employment by supporting small and mid-sized business growth. Spurred by those conversations, and reflecting a concern for greater equity in economic development planning, this guide outlines steps for expanding local economies through coordinated citywide efforts. It offers numerous descriptions of specific procurement strategies, and five in-depth case studies drawn from around the country and the world.

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