New Economy Washington Frontline Community Fellowship

New Economy Washington Frontline Community Fellowship

We are excited to announce that applications are open for the New Economy Washington (NEW) Frontline Community Fellowship! If you or someone you know is an emerging leader of color who is building a new economic model that  changes the underlying conditions of our...

South Seattle Community Capital Resiliency Project

South Seattle Community Capital Resiliency Project

In late 2019, People’s Economy Lab responded to a Request For Proposal and were hired to support a business planning process with three Seattle-based community development financial institutions (CDFI)—HomeSight, Rainier Valley Community Development Fund, and Ventures...

New Economy Washington: A Path Forward

New Economy Washington: A Path Forward

By Deric Gruen, Marcy Bowers, Misha Werschkul Despite important policy changes like a higher minimum wage and universal paid family leave , the economic rules continue to divide us, privileging a few, while immigrants and people of color, households with lower incomes...

Leaders in Community Capital Convene

Leaders in Community Capital Convene

In pursuit of an economy that puts people and places first and the need to give communities more control over capital, People’s Economy Lab convened 21 local leaders to workshop the issue of affordable and accessible capital. The group that came together shared vision...

Redefining The Economy to Meet Our True Needs

Redefining The Economy to Meet Our True Needs

An economic system should provide a social foundation of well-being, and that no one should fall below that baseline. It also sets a ceiling of ecological damage to our planet that we should not cross. Between the two lies the doughnut itself, a safe and just space for all.