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General Purposes

Good Jobs First

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $85,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2006–June 30, 2008
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

Good Jobs First provides public officials, journalists and advocates with timely and accurate information on best practices in state and local economic development. Its mission is to help ensure that cities and states receive a return on their economic development investments in terms of family-wage jobs and other economically effective results that advance the alleviation of poverty.Multiyear funding will enable the organization to provide continued support to stakeholder groups, with special emphasis on deepening connections with state fiscal groups and with the smart growth/regionalism movement. The work plan also features a national conference and intensive research and publishing efforts. During the past two years, Good Jobs First provided model programs, research, technical assistance and expert testimony to help a broad spectrum of organizations become more effective at designing, implementing and monitoring economic development policies and programs.