Creating Equitable Access to Opportunities

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Economic development was the most talked-about issue in 2017 State of the City speeches, according to recent analysis conducted by the National League of Cities. Further, “there is a sustained push for growth in entrepreneurship and small business development, particularly for enterprises led by minority and women business owners.” Economic mobility, income inequality, and racial inequity are critical concerns for mayors across the country. This problem must be matched with strategies that address inequality not only as a deeply concerning social problem, but an economic one, as well… the full article.

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