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Economy & Jobs

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Economy & Jobs

Create equitably shared prosperity and access to quality jobs

A sustainable and prosperous economy depends on responsible environmental stewardship and a workforce possessing the skills needed to fill in-demand jobs without compromise to the workers’ quality of life.  This combination and intention around economic development fuels a community’s ability to start, grow, retain and attract businesses that embrace sustainable practices and provide community leadership in addressing key challenges.

Sustainability is a fundamental component of building a strong community and prosperous local economy. Prosperity is dependent on the wealth of a society sustaining, or not declining, over time. This wealth includes human capital, knowledge capital, and natural capital. The local economy should provide opportunities for all individuals to have the ability to develop their talents, contribute to the community and live a high quality of life.

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Impact Areas

BUSINESS RETENTION AND DEVELOPMENT

WHAT WE MEASURE

  1. Number of Businesses

  2. Employment Rate

  3. Equitable Employment

GREEN MARKET DEVELOPMENT

WHAT WE MEASURE

  1. Greenhouse Gas Emissions per Gross Domestic Product

  2. Green and Energy Certified Building Stock (e.g. LEED, Living Building Challenge, Green Globes, EnergySTAR, etc.)

  3. Renewable Power Supply

LOCAL ECONOMY

WHAT WE MEASURE

  1. Community Self-Reliance

  2. Local Financial Institution Deposits

  3. Small Business Development

QUALITY JOBS & LIVING WAGES

WHAT WE MEASURE

  1. Median Household Income

  2. Living Wages

  3. Income Inequality

TARGETED INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT

WHAT WE MEASURE

  1. Targeted Industry Businesses (based on Economic Cluster Mapping)

  2. Targeted Industry Employment

WORKFORCE READINESS

WHAT WE MEASURE

  1. Trained Workforce

  2. Workforce Mobility through post-secondary attainment

  3. Equitable Workforce Mobility

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