4-30-12: What’s Next for Baltimore’s Economy?http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wypr/local-wypr-1010864.mp3]
How can Baltimore create more—and better-paying jobs—for its low-income residents? As you heard during the news report, a new study from the Brookings Institution finds the number of low-wage jobs available in the region is growing at a much faster pace than those that pay more. The report is entitled “Building From Strength: Creating Opportunity in Greater Baltimore’s Next Economy.” Funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, it offers a roadmap of sorts for how Baltimore might reverse that trend.
Sheilah talks with the author of the report, Jennifer Vey, a Baltimore resident and a fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program, and with Darius Irani, the director for the Regional Economic Studies Institute at Towson University.
Here’s a link to the full report online.