Saving and Creating Good Jobs: A Study of Industrial Retention and Expansion Programs
The four studies that comprise this effort go some way to addressing the second dilemma. They explore in detail four strategies that have shown marked success in producing and maintaining economic opportunities and jobs and also in making them available to people with low incomes. The four studies were conducted by the Center for Community Change with support by the Office of Policy Development and Research of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Pew Charitable Trusts and its Fund for Urban Neigh-borhood Development and by the Center for Community Change itself.
One of the reports Saving and Creating Good Jobs: A Study of Industrial Retention and Expansion Programs focuses on programs designed to assist manufacturing firms already in a given location to stay and grow. The underlying presumption is that some manufacturing firms in any local-ity would prefer to stay, and even expand, if special mechanisms were in place that improve the manufacturer’s capacity to compete by providing assistance in such areas as marketing, technology and finding qualified workers. This study assesses the value of industrial retention and expansion as a strategy with particular emphasis on the experience of four organizations for whom that strategy is their principal mission.
Other reports include:
- Making Connections: A Study of Employment Linkage Programs
- New Avenues into Jobs: Early Lessons from Nonprofit Temp Agencies and Employ-ment Brokers
- Strengthening Rural Economics: Programs that Target Promising Sectors of a Local Economy