This week, we announced the NewDEAL spring class of Leaders, welcoming nine rising stars hailing from all over the United States. See who joined the NewDEAL and welcome them to the group on our Facebook page.
At their recent Government Performance and Innovation Summit, Governing Magazine asked city leaders to highlight ideas worth stealing, whether from their own cities or from colleagues around the nation. Check out the ideas, including thoughts from NewDEAL Leaders San Francisco Treasurer Jose Cisneros, Gary, IN Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, and St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones.
Yesterday, the New Democrat Coalition announced the start of their Economic Opportunity Agenda: A Future that Works, which will focus on policies to prepare American workers for the economy and jobs of the future. Learn more about the launch or read the one-pager of their first paper release, "Closing the Skills and Opportunity Gaps".
NewDEALer in the Spotlight:
Buddy Dyer, Mayor
A success story from NewDEAL Leader Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer's "Permitting Express" program recently highlighted how his work is helping small businesses. Permitting Express, started six months ago, separates small business permits from large business requests, and assigns a specialized team to help owners get through the process and open their doors. Read about a food truck dream come true thanks to the program.