Revisiting what Industry, Employment, and Economic Mobility means in 2018

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(The People's Roadmap Moderator) #1

In 2013, Industry, Employment, and Economic Mobility was captured as follows:

For a strong and thriving ecosystem, all New Yorkers need access to the tools and resources that will empower them to realize their full potential. In the digital age, digital literacy is the catalyst to activating the City’s potential in creating new jobs and facilitating economic mobility.

As President Franklin D. Roosevelt illustrated in the Four Freedoms, every individual should have the freedom from want though an adequate standard of living, access to a living wage, and meaningful work. In New York City, this reality can be achieved through the funding of public spaces that focus on education, empowerment, and hands-on learning. Combining these opportunities with laws, policies, and programs that promote ethical industries, we create a positive ecosystem for all.

The next administration must maintain a commitment to entrepreneurship. This should be done by fostering programs that allow the next generation of New Yorkers to compete in tomorrow’s technological driven world. The underemployed and those willing to learn should be able to join initiatives that develop literacy skills and innovation for all.

Finally, the next administration needs to support locally developed ethical, green, innovative, creative, and potentially disruptive economies. From manufacturing to service industries to yet-to-be developed digital industries, all New Yorkers need a living wage and an opportunity for meaningful employment. Laws and policies should be structured to protect the individual while providing fertilized soil for industries to call New York City home.

This topic is a place to discuss what Industry, Employment, and Economic Mobility means in four years later. What progress has been made in the last four years? What new problems have arisen?

(Benjamin Chrobot) #2

(The People's Roadmap Moderator) #3

These are the crowdsourced summary statements from The People’s Roadmap Workshop – Queens Edition (November 9, 2017):

  • Industry, Employment and Economic Mobility means a more fair and just system of governance because government should provide its citizens with opportunities for their own economic development on a continual, growing basis.

  • Industry, Employment and Economic Mobility means more job-training, because the labor force needs training for the tech sector industry.

  • Industry, Employment and Economic Mobility means age discrimination to me because very little resources for baby boomer generation.

  • Industry, Employment and Economic Mobility means small business opportunity to me because perhaps small business grants, not loans, should be available.

  • Industry, Employment and Economic Mobility means fully digitized products and access points to social services because all needing people should be able to access services, not in spite of an antiquated infrastructure.

  • Industry, Employment and Economic Mobility means having resources and tools that ensure all New Yorkers have opportunities to not only advance in their careers but all have avenues to participate in growing industries because fairness / we should all have the opportunity to get a job that lets us survive.

  • Industry, Employment and Economic Mobility means inclusive growth to me because even though its growth focused, it does not leave out the opportunity for people to move up the socioeconomic ladder.