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Equality/Civil Rights


High Road Economic Development is an economic development strategy that emphasizes high quality jobs, environmental sustainability, and broad access to opportunities for a diversity of businesses and workers. High Road Economic Development prioritizes both a healthy economy and a healthy community. It ensures that public dollars result in both public good and economic growth, and that economic benefits are distributed equitably. The following list captures many best practices of High Road Economic Development. In a high road project, these principles and practices would apply to any developers, businesses, contractors and sub-contractors involved in the project and often would be reflected in an enforceable community benefit agreement.