The Policy Shift to Good Jobs: Cities, States and Counties Attaching Job Quality Standards to Development Subsidies

November 2003

By Anna Purinton with Nasreen Jilani, Kristen Arant, and Kate Davis

A national survey finds that the number of economic development subsidies with job quality standards is continuing to rise sharply, and that standards are becoming an everyday tool for effectively targeting development subsidies to businesses that create high-quality jobs.

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