A Moment of Opportunity: Strategies for Inclusive Economic Growth

The fourth annual report of the Promise: Investing in Community major research initiative, Bridging Research and Practice to Achieve Community Prosperity,” offers strategies to create good jobs and guidance for local and state policymakers to implement them. The report also features key highlights from a June 2022 convening, covering conversations with our policy advisors and research affiliates who administer and study place-based policies. The strategies and conversations span five categories: 1) workforce development, 2) place-based scholarships, 3) economic development, 4) housing, and 5) childcare.


Previous Reports

A Moment of Opportunity: Strategies for Inclusive Economic Growth

In the third annual report, we offer practical strategies for communities and states seeking to promote broadly inclusive growth through good jobs.

Investing in Community: A Playbook for Connecting Economic and Skills Development

This second annual report provides practical advice for community leaders and policymakers around four critical issues: defining local needs, linking job creation and skills development, local leadership, and evaluation.

Building Shared Prosperity: How Communities Can Create Good Jobs for All

The initiative marked its first year with a wide-ranging report, Building Shared Prosperity: How Communities Can Create Good Jobs for All, intended to inform grassroots strategies for small and medium-sized cities and rural regions.