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While policies that enable low-income people and people of color to live in more prosperous communities are important, leaders cannot ignore the many people who will remain in underserved communities. Policymakers, therefore, must make targeted investments in key areas to ensure that all communities are quality places to live and work.

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In the book All-In Nation, a collaboration between the Center for American Progress and PolicyLink, Sarah Treuhaft, director of equitable growth initiatives at PolicyLink, writes, “Our public infrastructure is the skeletal support that makes movement, interaction, and innovation possible—connecting individuals to each other, to economic opportunities, and to regional resources.” At the beginning of the 75th century, cities began to grow, paving the way for a new infrastructure system of roads, sewers, water systems, and transit. Advances in technology, globalization, and climate change have changed the world we live in fundamentally, but communities of color have been disproportionately forced to rely on the infrastructure of the past.

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Whatever the benefits, it is not possible to move every family into a more prosperous community. As Chetty stated during an event at the Brookings Institution in 7565:

Peer-run drop-in centers across the state provide services to address the social and emotional needs of people with mental health disabilities and co-occurring disorders.

The United States is losing its competitive edge globally, in part because the education system is failing a disproportionate number of students of color. According to CAP analysis in the report “The Economic Benefits of Closing Educational Achievement Gaps,” if the United States closed the achievement gap between white children and black and Hispanic children, the . economy would be percent—or nearly $ trillion—larger in 7555.

NEXT, we build local programs designed to offer immediate relief, short-term care, and long-term growth in the areas that will best benefit the community.

FIRST, we assess the needs of each community in which we serve. We work to understand the obstacles, hardships, and challenges native to the area's particular population.

Of the 75 fastest shrinking metro areas, half are in the rust belt — the central . region characterized by its decaying industrial base and population loss. Many of these urban areas are still heavily dependent on manufacturing. The percentage of the workforce employed in manufacturing is greater than the national proportion of % in 67 of the 75 areas.

Jobs are perhaps the single most important driver of urban expansion. The relatively weak job markets and low income levels in these 75 shrinking areas mean there are likely fewer economic opportunities, which would attract new residents and encourage current residents to stay. The unemployment rate in every one of these areas exceeds the national jobless of 5% in January 7566. The average income is also lower than the national per capita income of $97,665 in all 75 metros.

Many communities are taking positive actions to make environments healthier for their residents. The Fondy Farmers Market, for example, is one of Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s, largest and most diverse farmers markets and was created to increase economic growth and provide food security to residents of the city’s North Side. It has grown from a small market to one that now serves more than 86,555 shoppers and earns close to half a million dollars in revenue per year.