In times of crisis it is more important than ever to understand the experience of the most vulnerable. But in-person research has been suspended due to COVID-19 and online surveys leave out 3.5 billion people who do not have access to internet. Global funders and sector leaders, spanning multiple sectors and countries, pivoted quickly to […]
Across the country, a growing segment of the population has been struggling to gain a foothold, and the COVID-19 pandemic has created an even bigger crisis for those on the brink. This is true for both job seekers and those trying to start their own small businesses. Creating the environment for equitable growth represents an enormous challenge for government leaders — but also an opportunity. In this panel, hear how three cities are rising to the challenge. Marsha Murrington, executive fellow for Department of Economic & Workforce Development in Oakland, CA, Ája Harding, recent FUSE Executive fellow to the City of Cleveland, and Daniel Han, FUSE alum and current consultant to City of Long Beach’s Economic Development Department will share what they’ve learned spurring economic growth in their communities. Their discussion will highlight public-private partnerships, innovative practices, and community engagement in spurring equitable growth. Following the presentation of their experiences in Oakland, Cleveland, and Long Beach, participants will be invited to share their own challenges and engage in either plenary or small group workshopping of their equitable economic development strategies.
Daniel Han, City of Long Beach, CA: Bio
Ája Hardy, City of Cleveland, OH: Bio
Marsha Murrington, City of Oakland, CA: Bio