The coronavirus pandemic presented not only the most significant public health challenge the world has faced in decades, but also a formidable economic challenge that has exposed fragility and instability in American society, as well as long-time injustices and inequalities exacerbated by the virus. The Renewing America Task Force will identify and promote the most effective state and local policy solutions for rebuilding the nation’s economy in the wake of the pandemic. Innovative state and local elected officials will come together along with top experts to address immediate and long-term challenges around issues critical to the economic recovery, such as increasing affordable housing, supporting entrepreneurs and local economic development, improving access to high-speed internet, and modernizing and strengthening the social safety net.
In February 2021, the Task Force released Policy Guidelines and Proposals to Build Back Better, a report that offers a way forward to address immediate and long-term challenges around issues critical to the economic recovery, as well as opportunities to remedy long-standing inequities that have disadvantaged people of color. Read the report now for best practices drawn from around the country, as leaders identify solutions to meet some of the biggest challenges our nation has faced.
Hear more about the Task Force’s work from the co-chairs: