To shift toward an economy that guarantees good work and meaningful opportunity for all, we must expand innovation into the workforce development system and move beyond the shortsighted goals of skills training.


Here are three examples of organizers, educators, and, yes, even economic developers, who are working to harness the power of the innovation economy to head towards a future of shared prosperity for all.


In the fall of 2011, cries of “We are the 99 Percent” echoed out from the streets of lower Manhattan to the rest of the United States and around the world. One simple phrase—the 99 percent versus the 1 percent—managed to capture the feelings of

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