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dc.contributor.authorFields, Zenobia L.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-06T16:01:25Z
dc.date.available2011-08-06T16:01:25Z
dc.date.issued2004-04-23en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-04292004-115259en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/9891
dc.description.abstractThis study is being conducted in the interest of discovering changes that can be made in transportation and workforce policy to promote economic development. These changes will revolve around the amalgamation of place-based and people-based strategies with an emphasis on investment in people. The people-based strategies will relate to transportation policy, while place-based strategies will pertain to workforce policy. The following research questions will be answered: What people-based policy changes need to occur through collaborative efforts to foster environments in urban areas that synthesize upward mobility through workforce development? What are the advantages of place-based and people-based strategies? How can transportation policy like Job Access and Reverse Commute grant programs, a people-based strategy, be changed to produce greater outcomes? What lessons can be learned from products of workforce development policy such as one-stop centers, a place-based strategy, in terms of performance? To answer these questions, the investigation uses case studies of Job Access and Reverse Commute grant and one-stop center programs, with the intent of deriving a framework for interagency coordination strategies. The case studies include the Northern Jersey Transportation, the Baltimore Metropolitan Regional Transportation and the Portland, Oregon Tri-Met Plans. In addition, one-stop centers within the same three regions were examined for potential connections. A comparative analysis of all the case studies will be performed focusing on six major components in order to propose a policy framework that includes federal influence, governance structure, mechanism to connecting with the marker, feedback mechanisms, incremental career step provisions, and accountability systems.en_US
dc.format.mediumETDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartUPPPED_ZLF5.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectEconomicsen_US
dc.subjectJob Accessen_US
dc.subjectOne-Stop Centeren_US
dc.subjectPeople-Based Strategiesen_US
dc.subjectPovertyen_US
dc.subjectand Workforce Developmenten_US
dc.titleUsing Public Policy to Promote Community Economic Developmenten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUrban Affairs and Planningen_US
dc.description.degreeMURPen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Urban and Regional Planningen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairSanchez, Thomas W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDawkins, Casey J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMayer, Heikeen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04292004-115259en_US
dc.date.sdate2004-04-29en_US
dc.date.rdate2004-05-06
dc.date.adate2004-05-06en_US


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