Paving the Path to Opportunity: How Revive Oakland Innovated a New Model for Inclusive Economic Development

Date:
2015
Author:
The Partnership for Working Families

Shovels breaking ground on the former Oakland Army Base mark a new era of community empowerment. Revive Oakland's Good Jobs Policy is emblematic of how publicly funded development projects can create widespread economic opportunity. Thanks to an innovative good jobs policy, the warehouse and logistics complex envisioned for the former army base will create over 3,000 living wage jobs and reserve 50% of them for local residents. The policy will make it easier for the formerly incarecerated to find work, and establish the most grandbreaking protections for workers against the exploitative temporary work arrangements that are endemic in this sector.