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Equitable Economic and Community Development Policy Guide

Copyright
2021
Published Date
04/20/2021
Published By
Well Being In the Nation Network

Economic development and community development are ways to build better places to live. It is equitable when community members can decide on and take action together. Economic development only focuses on the community’s economy. It is usually led by the government or business community. Community development’s goal is broader. The goal is to build a more healthy community with more opportunities for low-income, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. It’s a way to support and empower communities. Both economic and community development can include building affordable housing and creating good jobs. But community development puts more focus on getting the community involved.

The below policies will promote more equitable economic development in communities.

Resources & Tools


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Encourage Growth of Community Land Trusts
Resource - Policy Brief
Published on 04/16/2021
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Increase Investment in Rural Broadband Infrastructure
Resource - Policy Brief
Published on 04/16/2021
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Expand USDA Micro-Loan Program for Farmers
Resource - Policy Brief
Published on 04/16/2021
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Expand and Reform Opportunity Zones
Resource - Policy Brief
Published on 04/16/2021
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Target Economic Development to Workers Without College Degrees
Resource - Policy Brief
Published on 04/16/2021
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Increase Community Benefits Agreements
Resource - Policy Brief
Published on 04/16/2021
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Scale Community Development Financial Institutions
Resource - Policy Brief
Published on 04/16/2021
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Increase Incentives for Local Economic Development
Resource - Policy Brief
Published on 04/16/2021
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Spur Public-Private Investment Through a Small Business Opportunity Plan
Resource - Policy Brief
Published on 04/16/2021
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Expand Micro-Lending
Resource - Policy Brief
Published on 04/16/2021
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Prioritize Inclusive and Equitable Contracting Processes
Resource - Policy Brief
Published on 04/16/2021
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Prevent Displacement Due to Gentrification Through Equitable Development
Resource - Policy Brief
Published on 04/16/2021
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Target Economic Development to Entrepreneurs of Color
Resource - Policy Brief
Published on 04/16/2021
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Create a White House "Strikeforce" to Help Rural Communities Get Funds
Resource - Policy Brief
Published on 04/16/2021
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Promote Inclusionary Zoning
Resource - Policy Brief
Published on 04/16/2021

Data & Metrics


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Advancing Equitable Economies Policy Library
Library
Published on 04/20/2021