We Can’t Talk About Growth without Investing in the People we want to Benefit

On February 12, President Obama will share his agenda for the next four years in his State of the Union.  On February 4, PolicyLink presented its policy agenda to build an equitable economy using principles that grow good jobs, build capacity, erase barriers, and expand opportunity. As the State of the Union nears, we will share our principles daily. We urge you to adopt and share these principles or suggest others.

For more principles and coverage of the February 4 event, go to Equity and the Future of the American Economy.

PolicyLink Founder and CEO Angela Glover Blackwell at Equity and the Future of the American Economy on February 4, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

PolicyLink Founder and CEO Angela Glover Blackwell at Equity and the Future of the American Economy on February 4, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

Maximize the equity and growth returns from public spending and investment.

Every year, the federal government purchases billions of dollars worth of goods and services and invests billions of dollars in the public infrastructure (schools, roads, bridges, transit, health care, water systems, and more) that makes our economy run. These investments touch about 26 million private-sector jobs and millions more in the public sector, and are a major lever for connecting underrepresented workers to good jobs and ensuring public dollars are building a more inclusive economy.

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