This report takes a hard and somewhat unique look at the disconnect between Baltimore beating the recession odds yet having its low-wage workforce expand. By citing findings from both empirical analyses and dozens of interviews, it make the case that efforts to increase economic opportunity must be rooted in efforts to create a more opportunity-rich regional economy and to help low-income residents connect to it.

April 26, 2012

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    5 industries that could drive new economic growth.

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    5 tactics to strengthen the next economy now.

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    3 strategies to stimulating economic growth for the benefit of all workers.

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    How to match employer needs to workforce skill sets.

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    Why this new economy approach is an exception to the rule.

Key Takeaway

Good wage job creation will take vision and planning

Creating a better opportunity structure requires a different approach, one focused on investing in the region’s next economy and building a workforce that both drives and benefits from its growth. Greater Baltimore’s public, private and nonprofit leaders must be far more visionary, far more coordinated and far more strategic about growing industries in which good-wage jobs are the norm rather than the exception.

Findings & Stats

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