State & Local Investments

2016

Rochester Mayor: Investing in Co-ops Builds “Stairway Out of Poverty”

Oscar Perry Abello
Next City

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren announces an amazing city initiative to build community wealth. We've been working with the Rochester municipal government to develop a plan to uplift communities by investing in worker-owned businesses, inspired in part by the Evergreen Cooperatives in Cleveland. As this article from Next City describes, the plan involves the creation of a community-owned and -operated "Market Driven Community Cooperatives Corporation" to oversee the effort.

Community Wealth Building Form: What they are and how to use them at the local level

Steve Dubb
Academy of Management Perspectives

In this article for the Academy of Management PerspectivesSteve Dubb, Director of Special Projects at the Democracy Collaborative, writes a comprehensive review on community wealth building strategies, progress, and implementation in local communities:

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Local Stock Exchanges and National Stimulus

Michael Shuman
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, volume 5, number 2, pages 81-84

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Putting Labor’s Capital to Work: Capital Strategies for Ohio Employees

John Logue and Steve Clem
Prepared for the workshop Should Ohio Establish an Economically Targeted Investment Fund?

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2016

Miami-Dade County Prosperity Initiatives Feasibility Study

Edward Murray and Kevin T. Greiner
Florida International University Metropolitan Center

This feasibility study conducted by the Florida International University Metropolitan Center outlines opportunities to promote broad-based prosperity and economic growth in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Recognizing the importance of addressing wealth inequality, the study highlights best practices that promote economic mobility and greater equity. The authors include a “Preliminary Action Agenda” which suggests directing up to $10 million to create a social enterprise accelerator, a community benefit agreement ordinance, a children’s saving account program, and an employee-owned business development program:

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The Magnitude and Impact of the Technology Industry in Maryland

George F. Pappas Commission (Report of the Governor's Commission on Development of Advanced Technology Business)

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Rochester Mayor: Investing in Co-ops Builds “Stairway Out of Poverty”

Oscar Perry Abello
Next City

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren announces an amazing city initiative to build community wealth. We've been working with the Rochester municipal government to develop a plan to uplift communities by investing in worker-owned businesses, inspired in part by the Evergreen Cooperatives in Cleveland. As this article from Next City describes, the plan involves the creation of a community-owned and -operated "Market Driven Community Cooperatives Corporation" to oversee the effort.

Community Wealth Building Form: What they are and how to use them at the local level

Steve Dubb
Academy of Management Perspectives

In this article for the Academy of Management PerspectivesSteve Dubb, Director of Special Projects at the Democracy Collaborative, writes a comprehensive review on community wealth building strategies, progress, and implementation in local communities:

Local Stock Exchanges and National Stimulus

Michael Shuman
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, volume 5, number 2, pages 81-84

Regional Economic Development in Theory and Practice

Richard M. McGahey and Richard M. McGahey and Jennifer S. Vey, Editors
Retooling for Growth: Building a 21st Century Economy in America's Older Industrial Areas

Putting Labor’s Capital to Work: Capital Strategies for Ohio Employees

John Logue and Steve Clem
Prepared for the workshop Should Ohio Establish an Economically Targeted Investment Fund?

Miami-Dade County Prosperity Initiatives Feasibility Study

Edward Murray and Kevin T. Greiner
Florida International University Metropolitan Center

This feasibility study conducted by the Florida International University Metropolitan Center outlines opportunities to promote broad-based prosperity and economic growth in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Recognizing the importance of addressing wealth inequality, the study highlights best practices that promote economic mobility and greater equity. The authors include a “Preliminary Action Agenda” which suggests directing up to $10 million to create a social enterprise accelerator, a community benefit agreement ordinance, a children’s saving account program, and an employee-owned business development program:

The Magnitude and Impact of the Technology Industry in Maryland

George F. Pappas Commission (Report of the Governor's Commission on Development of Advanced Technology Business)