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Christina Barker presents on All for Transportation in Philadelphia.

For a generation, Hillsborough County has struggled to provide meaningful transportation solutions to the people who live and work here.

Cheryl L. Dorsey speaks at the Accelerator for America Advisory Council meeting press conference in Las Vegas in June 2018.

It was in 1926 that Dr. Carter G. Woodson laid the groundwork for what would become our country’s Black History Month. Dr. Woodson chose the second week in February as it encompassed both Abraham Lincoln’s birthday on February 12th and Frederick Douglass’ on February 14th.

Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia

The last time it was declared “The Year of the Woman” I was 8 years old. That year, a record-breaking four women were elected senators and 24 women as representatives to Congress. This seemed like a big accomplishment in 1992.

UBC General President Douglas McCarron

When I read construction industry journals and talk with contractors and owners, the buzz is all about a looming worker shortage. In fact, many jobsites already are short-staffed, but I contend that the real trouble isn’t a worker shortage—it is a skilled worker shortage.

Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib and Carpenters.

Last year, my office launched a statewide higher education program to help workers in economically vulnerable industries complete their college degrees. Here’s why:

Mayor Quentin Hart, Waterloo

Recently, someone asked me: “What have you ever done on your own?

At first I got defensive. But as I thought about it, I saw the faces of those who worked beside me, encouraged me, or went before me to make successes possible.

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Contact: Yusef Robb, Accelerator/Garcetti, 323-384-1789

WITH RELEASE OF OPPORTUNITY ZONE REGULATIONS, L.A. MAYOR GARCETTI ACTIVATES EFFORT TO ORGANIZE CITIES TO EXPLOIT THEM FOR THE UNDERSERVED, NOT PROFITEERS

California Opportunity Zone Partnership

There is a lot not to like in the new tax legislation coming down from Washington. But as with any tax bill, there are opportunities to be found. The trouble is, local governments have not been as adept as Fortune 500 companies in combing through complex legislation to identify benefits.

Erie, Pennsylvania

As a lifelong resident and 40-year Banking Professional in the community, I became Mayor of Erie, PA on January 2, 2018. This Bayfront community, nestled in the northwest corner of the Commonwealth, is the fourth largest city in Pennsylvania.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Yusef Robb, Accelerator/Garcetti, 323-384-1789