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A Multiple Measures Approach to Workforce Equity

Policymakers can take a bold approach to close equity gaps by redesigning workforce accountability to focus on job quality while addressing problems that disproportionately affect workers of color.

Ensuring an Economy That Works for Black Women

Please join the Center for American Progress for an important conversation with leading economists to discuss the economic status of Black women and the need for a more inclusive economic narrative that prioritizes the real-world challenges Black women face.


Observing Minimum Wage Workers’ Equal Pay Day

March 19 marks how far into the new year minimum wage workers must work to earn the same amount they did in 2009, the year Congress last increased the federal minimum wage.


From Giveaways to Investments

Place-based economic development policies must prioritize communities over corporations.


Young People Are Payday Lenders’ Newest Prey

While payday lenders have traditionally preyed on vulnerable populations, they now have a new target: young people. Meanwhile, the Trump administration has allowed Washington’s culture of corruption to support this predatory industry.


Adversity and Assets: Identifying Rural Opportunities

Rural America has yet to recover from the Great Recession, but by leveraging its communities’ unique strengths, it can build a brighter future for everyone.