How cities are creating inclusive economies, part I

The city skyline of San Diego, California.

In the first of a special three-episode series on Brookings’s Inclusive Economic Development Lab, Rachel Barker, a policy analyst and engagement strategist in the Metropolitan Policy Program, speaks to civic leaders in Indianapolis, Nashville, and San Diego about the challenges and opportunities their cities face in a rapidly-changing economy.

In episodes two and three of this series, we explore what leaders from each city learned while working with Brookings experts through the Inclusive Economic Development Lab, and the potential solutions they are considering.

Related content:

How cities are creating inclusive economies, part II

How cities are creating inclusive economies, part III

Building inclusive cities: A framework and lessons for local leaders

Committing to inclusive growth: Lessons for metro areas from the Inclusive Economic Development Lab

Opportunity for growth: How reducing barriers to economic inclusion can benefit workers, firms, and local economies

Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo with assistance from Mark Hoelscher, and to producer Brennan Hoban. Additional support comes from Chris McKenna, Jessica Pavone, Eric Abalahin, Rebecca Viser, our intern Steven Lee, and from David Nassar. Special thanks to Rachel Barker who conducted the interviews you heard and helped produce this episode.

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