Economic Mobility Leadership Network

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    Economic Mobility Leadership Network

    Economic mobility refers to changes in an individual’s economic status over a lifetime and across generations—usually measured in income. Counties and county leaders are uniquely positioned as changemakers through local authorities and duties that leverage county policy, planning and services to foster upward mobility for residents. In 2019, NACo established the Economic Mobility Leadership Network (EMLN) to support county leaders to develop successful economic mobility strategies for their local communities. EMLN members examine the interconnected issues which comprise economic mobility—ranging from housing affordability to workforce development to access to technology. The network participates in peer-to-peer learning experiences during site visits to member counties around the country. NACo’s “County Levers to Drive Economic Mobility: Local Solutions and Strategies” online report details real-world examples and solutions from EMLN counties that promote economic mobility.

    EMLN Members

    • A.  Audrain County, Mo.
    • B.  Butte County, Calif.
    • C.  Clackamas County, Ore.
    • D.  Cobb County, Ga.
    • E.  Coconino County, Ariz.
    • F.  El Paso County, Texas
    • G.  Erie County, Pa.
    • H.  Franklin County, Ohio
    • I.  Fulton County, Ga.
    • J.  Garrett County, Md.
    • K.  Hennepin County, Minn.
    • L.  Lake County, Calif.
    • M.  Loudoun County, Va.
    • N.  Lowndes County, Miss.
    • O.  Miami-Dade County, Fla.
    • P.  Mercer County, W. Va.
    • Q.  Mobile County, Ala.
    • R.  Montgomery County, Ohio
    • S.  Multnomah County, Ore.
    • T.  Newton County, Ga.
    • U.  Onondaga County, N.Y.
    • V.  Palm Beach County, Fla.
    • W.  Routt County, Colo.
    • X.  Santa Cruz County, Ariz.
    • Y.  Union County, N.J.
    • Z.  Waukesha County, Wis.

    Upcoming & Past Convenings

    https://player.vimeo.com/video/694179000?h=adacab471a

    Watch a video of recent EMLN convening in Loudoun County, Va. (December 2021)

    Upcoming Convenings

    • September 13–15, 2022: Palm Beach County, Fla.
    • January 2023: Mobile County, Ala.
    • May 2023: Coconino County, Ariz.

    Past Convenings

    • April 24–27, 2022: Mercer County, W.Va.
    • December 7–9, 2021: Loudoun County, Va.
    • October 11–13, 2021: Salt Lake City, Utah
    • 2019: Multnomah County, Ore.; Hennepin County, Minn.; Garrett County, Md.
    The Economic Mobility Leadership Network (EMLN) is a NACo cohort of county leaders that facilitates and incubates county-specific discussion and problem-solving on issues of economic mobility and helps county leaders identify and assess their current barriers to mobility and share scalable and transferable programs across the country.
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Economic mobility refers to changes in an individual’s economic status over a lifetime and across generations—usually measured in income. Counties and county leaders are uniquely positioned as changemakers through local authorities and duties that leverage county policy, planning and services to foster upward mobility for residents. In 2019, NACo established the Economic Mobility Leadership Network (EMLN) to support county leaders to develop successful economic mobility strategies for their local communities. EMLN members examine the interconnected issues which comprise economic mobility—ranging from housing affordability to workforce development to access to technology. The network participates in peer-to-peer learning experiences during site visits to member counties around the country. NACo’s “County Levers to Drive Economic Mobility: Local Solutions and Strategies” online report details real-world examples and solutions from EMLN counties that promote economic mobility.

EMLN Members

  • A.  Audrain County, Mo.
  • B.  Butte County, Calif.
  • C.  Clackamas County, Ore.
  • D.  Cobb County, Ga.
  • E.  Coconino County, Ariz.
  • F.  El Paso County, Texas
  • G.  Erie County, Pa.
  • H.  Franklin County, Ohio
  • I.  Fulton County, Ga.
  • J.  Garrett County, Md.
  • K.  Hennepin County, Minn.
  • L.  Lake County, Calif.
  • M.  Loudoun County, Va.
  • N.  Lowndes County, Miss.
  • O.  Miami-Dade County, Fla.
  • P.  Mercer County, W. Va.
  • Q.  Mobile County, Ala.
  • R.  Montgomery County, Ohio
  • S.  Multnomah County, Ore.
  • T.  Newton County, Ga.
  • U.  Onondaga County, N.Y.
  • V.  Palm Beach County, Fla.
  • W.  Routt County, Colo.
  • X.  Santa Cruz County, Ariz.
  • Y.  Union County, N.J.
  • Z.  Waukesha County, Wis.

Upcoming & Past Convenings

https://player.vimeo.com/video/694179000?h=adacab471a

Watch a video of recent EMLN convening in Loudoun County, Va. (December 2021)

Upcoming Convenings

  • September 13–15, 2022: Palm Beach County, Fla.
  • January 2023: Mobile County, Ala.
  • May 2023: Coconino County, Ariz.

Past Convenings

  • April 24–27, 2022: Mercer County, W.Va.
  • December 7–9, 2021: Loudoun County, Va.
  • October 11–13, 2021: Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 2019: Multnomah County, Ore.; Hennepin County, Minn.; Garrett County, Md.
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    Community, Economic & Workforce Development Steering Committee

    Responsible for all matters pertaining to housing, community and economic development, public works, and workforce development including the creation of affordable housing and housing options for different populations, residential, commercial, and industrial development, and building and housing codes. Policy Platform & Resolutions 2022-2023 2022 NACo Legislative Priorities
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NACo’s Economic Mobility Leadership Network partners with the Aspen Institute’s Financial Security Program and is generously supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Contact Carolina Buitrago (cbuitrago@naco.org) for more information.

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