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In the weeks and months ahead, city and state policymakers and economic development officials will need to start taking the crucial steps to restart New York City’s economy and plan for a long-term recovery. This event focused on how to ensure that the recovery in New York is inclusive.
Coming out of previous recessions, New Yorkers from lower income backgrounds were often slower to reap the benefits of the economic recovery. Many remained unemployed longer, and when they did find work they often struggled to access the good jobs that were being created in New York. This forum explored what city and state policymakers should do this time around—following the coronavirus pandemic—to restart the city's economy in a more inclusive way, so that New Yorkers from all backgrounds are able to benefit as the city's economy moves forward.
This was CUF’s second virtual forum exploring how to plan for an economic recovery in New York. It follows our April 17 symposium, "Planning for a Recovery: Restarting New York City’s Economy in the Wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic."
Nonresident Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution; the LaFarge SJ Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown; and former Chief Economist for the U.S. Department of Labor
Vice President for US programs at the Ford Foundation; Former Commissioner of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), and former president of New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC)
University Professor at The New School; Founder, The New School’s Digital Equity Laboratory; former counsel to Mayor Bill de Blasio
Center for an Urban Future is a catalyst for smart and sustainable policies that reduce inequality, increase economic mobility, and grow the economy in NYC.
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