Manufacturing is big business in the South. Lured by generous tax incentives, global companies like Mercedes, Boeing, Nissan and more have set up shop in Alabama and Mississippi. But what's the quality of these jobs these major companies are creating with residents' tax dollars?
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will bring $1.2 trillion to states and cities over the next 5 years for new and existing infrastructure–a once in a generation opportunity. For the first time, local and economically targeted hire on transportation
Our coalition in Alabama and New Flyer, the largest electric bus manufacturer in North America, signed our Community Benefits Agreement on May 24, 2022. This is our first multi-state agreement, impacting New Flyer facilities in Anniston, AL and Ontario, CA.
JMA’s Southern Policy Manager Patricia Todd spoke at the training.
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,