What Is the New Economy?

The new economy we envision has three pillars: good jobs, thriving communities and a healthy environment. Here in L.A., and in cities across the country, we are moving steadily toward that vision.

We have already achieved a lot: Policies that will provide thousands of middle-class jobs to disadvantaged residents in the local construction industry. Thousands of clean trucks on our highways and a dramatic reduction in diesel pollution. Health care for thousands of LAX workers and their families. Living wages and a voice on the job for thousands of hotel workers near the airport.

And so much more is possible. We have ambitious plans to transform some of the region’s largest industries into engines of good green jobs. And we are building a new economy movement in more than 20 cities around the country.