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Zoe Willingham is a research associate for Economic Policy at American Progress. In this role, Willingham writes about rural economic development and studies economic concentration and antitrust policy, with an eye toward its impacts on workers, farmers, and small businesses.

Prior to joining American Progress, Willingham spent three years organizing with the Service Employees International Union, UNITE HERE, and United Students Against Sweatshops before conducting labor policy research for Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Most recently, they conducted original statistical analysis of the gender pay gap in Durham County, North Carolina, and presented their findings before the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women. Willingham studied public policy and statistical science at Duke University.

By Zoe Willingham
Small businesses benefit when wages riseMarketWatchFebruary 26, 2021
Small Businesses Get a Boost From a $15 Minimum WageCenter for American ProgressFebruary 25, 2021
Promoting Climate-Resilient Agricultural and Rural CreditCenter for American ProgressJanuary 14, 2021
A CRA To Meet the Challenge of Climate ChangeCenter for American ProgressDecember 17, 2020
A fighting chance: Righting the wrongs against rural AmericaThe HillOctober 12, 2020
10 Ways the Trump Administration Has Failed Rural America (and 10 Ways To Overcome It)Center for American ProgressOctober 5, 2020
The Path to Rural Resilience in AmericaCenter for American ProgressSeptember 21, 2020
Protecting Farmworkers From Coronavirus and Securing the Food SupplyCenter for American ProgressApril 23, 2020
Rural Americans Are Vulnerable to the CoronavirusCenter for American ProgressMarch 5, 2020
From Giveaways to InvestmentsCenter for American ProgressFebruary 27, 2020
Revitalizing Rural AmericaSpotlight on Poverty and OpportunityFebruary 5, 2020
Adversity and Assets: Identifying Rural OpportunitiesCenter for American ProgressOctober 21, 2019
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-September 2019 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressOctober 3, 2019
Monopoly Power and Labor Abuses Go Hand-in-HandMorning ConsultSeptember 20, 2019
The Modern Company TownCenter for American ProgressSeptember 10, 2019
Redefining Rural AmericaCenter for American ProgressJuly 17, 2019
Standing with Farmers in the Fight Against Concentrated PowerMorning ConsultMay 30, 2019
A Fair Deal for FarmersCenter for American ProgressMay 7, 2019
Building Black Farm Wealth Requires Addressing Structural Racism at the USDASpotlight on Poverty and OpportunityMay 1, 2019
Progressive Governance Can Turn the Tide for Black FarmersCenter for American ProgressApril 3, 2019
Antitrust Policy Has Missed the Forest for the TreesMarketWatchOctober 9, 2018
President Trump’s Policies Are Hurting American WorkersCAP ActionJanuary 26, 2018