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Is 'Going Local' the Secret to Economic Development?

In Governing, a look at how Mayor Ras Baraka is championing a movement to hire locally in Newark, NJ.

“We think this could take off in lots of different communities,” says Ted Howard, president of the Democracy Collaborative, a national nonprofit focused on economic development in urban areas. “We’re going to be promoting it.”

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Publication date: 2017-09-12
Parent publication: Governing
Publication URL: Is 'Going Local' the Secret to Economic Development?

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