Ending Job Piracy, Building Regional Prosperity

Leigh McIlvaine and Greg LeRoy

This new report from Good Jobs First offers policy recommendations to reduce job poaching, sprawl, and loss of public resources induced by intra-regional competition. Through tax-base sharing and institutionalization of procedures of cooperation, neighboring localities can expand resources available for public goods, such as education, from which the entire region can profit. The report outlines successful programs instituted in the metropolitan areas of Denver, Colorado and Dayton, Ohio and scrutinizes ineffective economic development policies elsewhere.

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