Currently, a set of decades-old federal rules (known as the Uniform Guidance) impede cities and states from using innovative programs in the procurement process that can amplify the benefit of federal funds for communities. The procurement process can be a
New America hosted the panel on Oct. 24 to discuss the importance of using recent federal investments to create good jobs. JMA’s National Director, Miranda Nelson, was on the panel. Watch it below.
Report: Using Local and Economically-Targeted Hire to Promote Good Jobs Through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), was signed into law on November 15, 2021. This federal legislation will bring $1.2 trillion to states and cities over the next 5 years to
Local Progress and Jobs to Move America co-authored a memo on how to use high-road procurement policy to clean our air and create good jobs with electric vehicles.
JMA Executive Director spoke on a panel about jobs and workforce development in The National Academies’ Pathways to an Equitable and Just Energy Transition workshop. Watch the session below: Jobs and Workforce Development Session from The National Academies on Vimeo
As the country recovers from the pandemic and works to fight the worst of the climate crisis, investments in infrastructure and clean transit will be key to stimulating local economies. And thanks to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA,
JMA Southern Policy Manager Patricia Todd appeared at Ban Secret Deals’ online event, How to Take On the Economic Development Subsidy Machine. Watch it below:
Melanie J. Prasad, JMA’s Legal Director, spoke at “Community Benefits Agreements (CBA) 101” hosted by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of the Secretary in collaboration with the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity on June 24, 2022. The goal
JMA’s Mississippi Community Engagement Coordinator Angela Dawson and Southern Policy Manager Patricia Todd spoke at the 2022 Labor Research & Action Network Conference on June 21-22. Watch the video here:
On June 14, 2022, Jobs to Move America partnered with the National League of Cities to host a webinar on how elected and agency officials around the country can create good jobs for their residents using local and targeted hiring