Leveraging Anchor Institutions for Economic Inclusion

Chris Schildt and Victor Rubin

In PolicyLink’s newest brief from its Sustainable Communities series, Senior Associate Chris Schildt and Vice President for Research Victor Rubin examine anchor institutions and their role as place-based, socially oriented, economic engines. In this brief, they highlight several opportunities to leverage anchors for economic inclusion, including working with anchors to connect low-income communities and communities of color to jobs in growing innovation sectors; partnering with anchors on workforce training programs targeted at hard- to-employ populations; and participating in land use and transportation planning surrounding anchors. By engaging anchors, communities can foster equity and inclusion goals in regional economic development strategies.

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