These policy guidelines for growing community-based job creation partnerships can help address unmet market needs left by traditional approaches to economic development.
These ideas were developed over years of working with industry sector partnerships across the nation, and from experiences in our work in Detroit, Michigan.
We developed this paper as part of a call for ideas on job creation from the University of California Berkeley Institute for Research on Labor & Employment. Berkeley sought proven policies that cities and states could implement fairly quickly to provide job opportunities for low-skilled workers and released this set of papers under the banner, Big Ideas for Job Creation. Download a summary of these papers.