In a new white paper from LISC and the Urban Manufacturing Alliance, “All About the Jobs,” we describe eight mission-driven industrial projects and their financing models. All these projects are creating affordable space for small- and medium-sized manufacturers so they can bring benefits—good jobs, especially—to the surrounding community.Read the Report
Read this Letter from the Editor to learn why we're highlighting one approach to workforce development: sector partnerships.
The LISC Institute spoke with Community Action Duluth and Arrowhead Manufacturers Fabricators Association about their partnership and the creation of the Arrowhead Manufacturers and Fabricators’ Training Program.
This LISC white paper examines emerging strategies that connect industrial district revitalization to local workforce efforts and how investments in industrial districts can fuel programs designed to train low-income residents and ensure they access local jobs. The paper takes a close look at how this plays out in the field with two case studies from Brooklyn, NY and one from Jackson, MI.
In a chapter for Investing in America's Workforce: Improving Outcomes for Workers and Employers, published by Atlanta Federal Reserve, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones, describes how local solutions are key to filling the middle-skills employment gap and catalyzing opportunity across the country. Using an integrated services approach through the Financial Opportunity Center and Bridges to Career Opportunities models, LISC and its partners have worked with residents of underresourced communities to help them on a pathway to living-wage jobs. These local innovations can enhance traditional workforce development strategies and supply underused talent to meet employers' growing demand for workers.