Boston College Campus – Today Newton Mayor Setti Warren and Boston College President Father William Leahy are announcing a historic partnership on Mayor Warren’s evidence- and research-based policy to increase economic opportunity and address income inequality in Newton: Economic Growth for All. This initiative has and will assist the City in focusing on initiatives that will increase economic opportunity in Newton. The policy will allow us to measure progress in this effort through benchmarks as well as an income range for individuals and families to live and be successful in Newton.
The policy indicates that there are three areas we must invest in:
• People: Newton has undertaken initiatives to ensure that seniors, children, families, and individuals are empowered and self-sufficient now and in the next 25 years.
• Infrastructure – Housing and Transportation: Newton has launched initiatives, including comprehensive housing and transportation strategies, to create accessible housing and transportation options for now and in the next 25 years.
• Growing an Inclusive Innovation Economy: Newton has launched initiatives, such as the N2 Innovation District and bringing MassChallenge to Newton, that ensure the innovation economy is open to all and expand our commercial tax base and grow our local economy.
In order to ensure that Newton meets our strategic goals for economic opportunity, the Warren administration has established a historic partnership with BC that will help us achieve success for decades to come.
For more information on Economic Growth for All, please visit our website: http://www.newtonma.gov/economicmobility.