Reducing barriers to economic inclusion

///Reducing barriers to economic inclusion

Reducing barriers to economic inclusion

Brookings Metro fellow Joseph Parilla Joseph describes the connection between growth and inclusion and outlines a framework for action from the economic development community, organized around the themes of dynamism, skills, and access.

Inclusive growth remains the exception rather than the rule in most of America’s metropolitan areas. Local communities will have a better chance of addressing today’s defining economic challenge if it is reframed as one affecting both employers and workers.

This report, Opportunity for growth, aims to do that by exploring the connection between economic inclusion and growth in U.S. metro areas, the implications for businesses and workers, and how regional economic strategies can eliminate barriers that are hindering inclusive growth.

Read more: Opportunity for growth: How reducing barriers to economic inclusion can benefit workers, firms, and local economies