Jobs and Economic Development in Minority Communities

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Paul M. Ong, Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris
Temple University Press, 2006 - 320 pages
Over the past four decades, the forces of economic restructuring, globalization, and suburbanization, coupled with changes in social policies have dimmed hopes for revitalizing minority neighborhoods in the U.S. Community economic development offers a possible way to improve economic and employment opportunities in minority communities. In this authoritative collection of original essays, contributors evaluate current programs and their prospects for future success.Using case studies that consider communities of African-Americans, Latinos, Asian immigrants, and Native Americans, the book is organized around four broad topics. The Context explores the larger demographic, economic, social, and physical forces at work in the marginalization of minority communities. Labor Market Development discusses the factors that shape supply and demand and examines policies and strategies for workforce development. Business Development focuses on opportunities and obstacles for minority-owned businesses. Complementary Strategies probes the connections between varied economic development strategies, including the necessity of affordable housing and social services.Taken together, these essays offer a comprehensive primer for students as well as an informative overview for professionals.

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Metropolitan Dispersion and Diversity Implications for Community Economic Development
Impacts of the New Social Policy Regime
The Regional Nexus The Promise and Risk of CommunityBased Approaches to Metropolitan Equity
Labor Market Development
Workforce Development in Minority Communities
Employment Opportunities Beyond the Hood African American and Hispanic Applicants in Atlanta Los Angeles New York and Philadelphia
Economic Development in Latino Communities Incorporating Marginal and Immigrant Workers
The Role of BlackOwned Businesses in Black Community Development
Indian Gaming as Community Economic Development
Social Networks and Social Capital Latinos in PicoUnion
Linking Housing to Community Economic Development with Community Benefits Agreements The Case of The Figueroa Corridor Coalition for Ec...
Synchronizing Social Services with Labor Market Participation Implications for Community Economic Development in Minority Neighborhoods
Lessons for Community Economic Development

New York Citys Asian Immigrant Economies Community Development Needs and Challenges

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