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The What Works Cities Economic Mobility Initiative brings together city leaders and community partners from nine American cities. Each city and its partners are working closely with the Behavioral Insights Team (BIT) to develop testable project pilots and find scalable solutions to increase economic opportunity.
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Advancing Economic Mobility in Cities

Three Fundamental Truths for Communities Working to Create Opportunity

What Works Cities
Oct 16, 2019 · 7 min read
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From left to right, James Anderson, Mayor LaToya Cantrell, Mayor Lovely Warren, and Mayor G.T. Bynum.
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Watch Chetty’s presentation on the state of economic mobility in America at the Results for America Summit.
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Johannes Lohmann and Kelsey Gohn from BIT kick off the day’s first problem-solving session.

Here are our three main takeaways from the convening.

1: Addressing economic mobility requires the engagement and collaboration of the whole community.

2: Cities can be each other’s best resources when it comes to tackling economic mobility.

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City leaders, community partners, and What Works Cities expert partners collaborating during the convening.

3: Using evidence and data gets the right people into the room and solving for the right problem.

What Works Cities Economic Mobility Initiative

Launched in April 2019, the What Works Cities Economic…

What Works Cities

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Helping leading cities across the U.S. use data and evidence to improve results for their residents. Launched by @BloombergDotOrg in April 2015.

What Works Cities Economic Mobility Initiative

Launched in April 2019, the What Works Cities Economic Mobility Initiative supports cities as they develop, pilot, and measure the success of programs that are designed to accelerate economic mobility for residents.

What Works Cities

Written by

Helping leading cities across the U.S. use data and evidence to improve results for their residents. Launched by @BloombergDotOrg in April 2015.

What Works Cities Economic Mobility Initiative

Launched in April 2019, the What Works Cities Economic Mobility Initiative supports cities as they develop, pilot, and measure the success of programs that are designed to accelerate economic mobility for residents.

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