Register Today – Community Benefits 2.0 is next Week!
Community Benefits 2.0
A Movement that Connects
Thursday May 11th 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
UAW-GM Center for Human Resources
200 Walker Street, Detroit, MI 48207
Workshops include: ‘Negotiation Skills Training: Leveraging Community Power’, ‘Understanding Public Subsidies: The Forms of Corporate Welfare’, ‘Leveraging Local Power: Strategies for Equitable Development’, and ‘A Guide to Civil Disobedience’. Keynote Speaker: Greg LeRoy, Executive Director Good Jobs First FREE! Connect your community and register today!” http://goo.gl/51BvgX or email: Rashida@sugarlaw.org, or call 313-993-4505
In June of 2015, people from across Michigan and neighboring states gathered to learn about how they can have a seat at the table and a voice in decision-making when huge developers come into their communities to ensure that there is reinvestment in neighborhoods.
On May 11th 2017, we are gathering once again to strategize, but this time, we are zooming out a bit to take a look at how our representatives are using our tax dollars and resources. Our elected leaders must commit to ensuring equitable community development and public safety when they use public money to subsidize private profit.
This conference will focus on strategies and tools including Community Benefits Agreements, to help residents and stakeholders develop plans to engage in state advocacy for equitable development.
Keynote Speaker: Greg LeRoy
Good Jobs First
Dubbed “the leading national watchdog of state and local economic development subsidies” Greg LeRoy @GregLeRoy4 founded and directs Good Jobs First www.goodjobsfirst.org a resource center promoting accountability in the >$70 billion spent annually by states and localities for economic development. GJF is home to Subsidy Tracker, the only national database of subsidy awards. He is the author of The Great American Jobs Scam: Corporate Tax Dodging and the Myth of Job Creation (2005) and No More Candy Store: States and Cities Making Job Subsidies Accountable (1994). GJF was honored by State Tax Notes magazine in 2015 for its landmark victory/accounting rule: Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statement No. 77 on Tax Abatement Disclosures. Greg was also honored in 2014 by GIS Planning, Inc. and fDI Intelligence (division of the Financial Times) as “a recognized and committed leader in educating and informing decision makers and communities on the ‘truth’ of incentives based on in-depth research, case studies and white papers.”
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