Economic mobility is a critical part of a healthy and productive city. Individuals must have the ability to engage in meaningful work and earn living wages, and city governments can use many different levers to assist residents with achieving those goals. Policies on housing, retirement savings, and education all effect economic mobility. Data and technology can be an important part of new economic opportunities, and support research to identify policies that help people improve their economic situations. The featured content below includes examples of economic mobility in practice, resources and more.
Map Monday: The Growing Spatial Gap Between Low-Wage, Hourly Job Seekers and Employers
One City’s Collaborative Approach to Putting Data to Work
The thriving Canadian municipality of Mississauga is harnessing innovative technology and stakeholder buy-in to become a model for connected communities.
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