Equitable and Inclusive Growth Strategies for American Cities

America needs a new growth model— a model of economic growth that is truly inclusive. This chapter points to initiatives that embody an equity-driven growth model: workforce development and training strategies that connect workers to jobs and opportunities; regional economic development strategies that link local workforce, housing,and community development efforts; anchor- based efforts that engage in community partnerships to create positive social and economic impact; and entrepreneurship initiatives that foster and support the creation, innovation, and expansion of local business.

Strategic Plan to Advance Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for the Portland Region

The Strategic Plan to Advance Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is the culmination of Metro’s efforts to articulate how the agency intends to advance equity in its crucial work in the Portland metropolitan region. The Strategic Plan builds on the extensive equity work that Metro departments and venues have been conducting for a number of years. Moving forward, the Strategic Plan will provide a unified strategic direction and additional focus for the crucial equity work currently underway at Metro, both agency-wide and in specific departments and venues. (2016)

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