Traditional economic development focused on attracting large companies promising many jobs has left behind many people in communities across the country, including working people, low-income individuals and families, people of color and immigrants. But, some communities have taken a different approach, one that embraces and cultivates local assets and ownership and that empowers traditionally excluded communities. This event will explore the approaches these communities have taken, including alternative business ownership models, leveraging the purchasing power of large public and nonprofit institutions to bolster communities, robust workforce development, more equitable infrastructure development, and more. Panelists will discuss how inclusive economic development cultivates economic opportunity and quality jobs for community residents. Join this exciting conversation!
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Dwight C. Jones, Mayor of Richmond, Virgina
Marjorie Kelly, Executive Vice President and Senior Fellow, The Democracy Collaborative
Sanjay Pinto, Sociologist and Fellow at The Worker Institute at Cornell and Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations
For further information contact
The Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program
E-mail: claire.daviss at aspeninst.org