An inclusive economy supports people where they live with good jobs from the local economy.
Let’s face it, the way we structure our economy works for some of us, but leaves far too many of us behind. Aren't we tired of the same old minimum wages, precarious work, and dying industries that are leaving people—our neighbours, our friends, our family members—behind?
What if we went local for solutions to income inequality? Look around your community. Chances are you have everything you need to create a local inclusive economy. Hospital? Check. Schools? Check. University? Check. These are examples of public anchor institutions: they’re local, they’re non-profit, and they’re not going anywhere. They’re a source of good jobs and they're rooted in your community. We think these anchor institutions can do more to leverage their full power to spur the local economy and create new opportunities for disadvantaged communities.