Research Report Striking a (Local) Grand Bargain
Erika C. Poethig, Nancy M. Pindus, Liza Getsinger, Neil Kleiman
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This report identifies the best ways to align cities and local anchors around shared interests and large scale economic and community development. Written in partnership by the Urban Institute and New York University’s Wagner School, and released by the National Resource Network, the report sets out actionable recommendations for local leaders, anchor institutions, and philanthropy to cultivate mutually beneficial partnerships that promote local prosperity. Highlights include city-anchor compacts, clear data and measurement, leveraging the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to drive investment tailored to specific community needs, and engaging colleges and local firms to build pathways around the skills and credentials employers need.

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Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Education Health and health care Neighborhoods, cities, and metros
Tags Higher education Public and private investment Community and economic development
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center Research to Action Lab