Businesses can play a major role in increasing economic security in communities that have been left out — why aren’t more doing so?

By Jack Mills

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Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore Maryland provides one example of a model that can strengthen economic security as it reduces income and wealth inequality.
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The Central Corridor Anchor Partnership increases income and builds wealth in communities that have previously been left out of the strong regional economy. (Image Courtesy of Central Corridor Funders Collaborative)
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The pilot program Clean Energy Works Portland worked to improve energy efficiency in the city while increasing income and building wealth for groups that have been historically underserved and excluded. (Photo from Green for All Report on Clean Energy Works Portland.)
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These successful initiatives share an important key feature: multiple employers making commitments to achieving measurable goals and providing support for strategies to achieve those goals.

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The Insight Center for Community Economic Development’s mission is to help people and communities become, and remain, economically secure.

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