Policies for Place

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. Our initiative brings together two areas of Institute expertise: place-based scholarships that help local residents increase their education, and economic development policies, such as tax incentives and customized business services, that directly target local job creation. We link strategies that communities themselves can use both to support firms in creating good jobs and to give residents the skills and resources needed to work in those jobs. While we recognize the importance of federal and state support, we believe locally led efforts are vital in laying the groundwork necessary to create vibrant local economies that benefit everyone. This site collects our research and provides data and resources to support the initiative.

Three business professionals smiling because they have good jobs