Economic development policies

Also see the work of Good Jobs New York, a joint project of the Fiscal Policy Institute and Good Jobs First.

Rethinking Growth Strategies: How State and Local Taxes and Services Affect Economic Development

March 19, 2004. A new book by Robert G. Lynch from by the Economic Policy Institute. Lynch is Chair of the Economics Department at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, and former chair of the Economics Department at SUNY Cortland.

Executive Summary

Creating jobs and growing the economy are top priorities for state and local officials. Their tools of choice to achieve these goals may, however, be the least effective among those available to them. Too often public officeholders first embrace … (read more)

Revitalizing the Cities of Upstate New York

October 29, 2003. Testimony presented by Lava Thimmayya to the Assembly Standing Committee on Cities, Public Hearing on The Tools Necessary to Revitalize the Cities of New York.… (read more)

Revitalize New York By Putting People to Work: A Jobs-Based Strategy for Economic Diversification and High-Road Growth

July 11, 2003. A comprehensive proposal for economic revitalization in New York City after the September 11, 2001, attacks. Published by LCAN, the Labor Community Advocacy Network to Rebuild New York, a network of 40 organizations convened by the Fiscal Policy Institute and the Central Labor Council, and coordinated by FPI senior fellow David Dyssegaard Kallick.… (read more)

Ideas for ending (or, at least, de-escalating) the economic war among the states

June 26, 2003. A paper presented by FPI Executive Director Frank Mauro at symposium on the Economic War Among the States co-sponsored by FPI and Good Jobs First at Georgetown Law Center, (PDF)… (read more)

Revitalize New York by Putting People to Work: A Jobs-Based Strategy for Economic Diversification and High-Road Growth

March 13, 2003.  This new 30-page report prepared by FPI for the Labor Community Advocacy Network to Revitalize New York (LCAN) makes the case for a $1 billion Liberty Jobs Program to counteract the massive job losses that New York City has experienced as a result of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Press release, report.… (read more)

Testimony at the Legislature’s Joint Budget Hearing on Taxes and Economic Development

February 26, 2003. Presented by FPI’s Frank Mauro. Testimony >>(read more)

Time to get rid of the LMDC

January 27, 2003. An op ed in the New York Daily News by David Dyssegaard Kallick. Read >> (read more)

Key Themes and Issues in Sectoral Analysis

August 26, 2002. More than 50 people attended the Sectoral Approaches to Economic Development Research conference in New York City on June 25, 2002, hosted by the CUNY Graduate Center, the Consortium for Worker Education, and the Fiscal Policy Institute. The three goals of this meeting were to: highlight best-practice examples of sectoral research over the past decade in; shed some light on why sectoral strategies have not been pursued more often by the City and State; and consider how … (read more)

Scorecard: Community Concerns vs. Public Authorities’ Actions

July 20, 2002. Prior to opening of Listening to the City II, the Labor Community Advocacy Network (LCAN) to Rebuild New York, together with New York Jobs with Justice, released a released a scorecard comparing the concerns expressed at February’s Listening to the City I with the actions that have been taken by the relevant public authorities since that event.  LCAN was convened by the the Fiscal Policy Institute and the New York City Central Labor Council of the … (read more)

Sector-Based Strategies for Economic Development

June 25, 2002. Testimony by James A. Parrott, Ph.D., before the New York City Council Economic Development Committee. Testimony >> (read more)