Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sprawl subsidies disguised as "job-creation"

At the same time, there is evidence that job subsidies encourage companies to move to areas that are inaccessible for many urban working families. In our study, Another Way Sprawl Happens, Good Jobs First examined the movement of companies to Anoka (an outer suburb of Minneapolis), which had offered them free land valued at more than $7.5 million. This resulted in the movement of 29 companies with 1,600 jobs to a 300-acre industrial park. The net result of the subsidized relocations was to move the jobs away from the region's largest concentrations of people of color, away from pockets of poverty and away from households receiving public assistance. Read more at: GoodJobsFirst

2 comments:

sbthsb. said...

hi hi, we found your blog very interesting, in Mexico public transport and the lack of jobs are just some of our problems. We are writting somthing about the subway en M{exico and we think that to improve it we need the opinion of different kind of people.
this is the link to our blog, i hope you can take a look at it and give us your opinion.
http://metromex.blogspot.com/
Thanks!

fpteditors said...

Muchas gracias. Por favor, háganos saber en Mexico que favorece el transporte público gratuito.