Good jobs that are accessible to workers of color and other disconnected workers form the bedrock of all-in cities and strong regional economies. Equitable cities work to grow more quality jobs and transform existing low-wage jobs into good, living-wage jobs.
The tools below cover three strategies:
- Equitable Economic Development: Grow high-road, inclusive businesses and good jobs for workers without college degrees through subsidy accountability, community benefits agreements, and worker-owned cooperatives.
- Inclusive Contracting: Leverage city purchasing power to help entrepreneurs of color and triple-bottom-line businesses grow and create more good jobs through equitable contracting and procurement.
- Raise the Floor: Transform low-wage jobs into good jobs by setting high standards for job quality including minimum wage, living wage, paid family leave, and paid sick leave.