Research Report | 2009
A Prosperity Grid for North Carolina: Connecting Households and Communities to Economic Opportunity
Center experts provide research and policy analysis support for a N.C. Assets Alliance report outlining a vision for building a statewide “prosperity grid” that creates jobs and helps all residents build financial security.
A two-year effort by the North Carolina Assets Alliance, formed in 2006, sets forth a vision for the state to build a prosperity grid that can create good jobs, provide opportunities to create and build savings and protect assets.
The alliance recommends that policymakers:
- Strengthen connections to work and income—providing a living income standard, benefits and work supports makes it possible for households to set aside money to save and build assets.
- Generate savings and assets—saving, investing and building assets over time are facilitated by government, supported by
- private institutions—financial institutions and employers—and engage all North Carolinians.
- Protect prosperity—Protecting accumulated savings and assets ensures connections to prosperity can continue to flourish.