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How Mastercard is Making a Difference

The 2019 Mastercard Corporate Sustainability Report outlines the company's progress towards building a more inclusive and sustainable digital economy. Looking ahead, our commitment is only growing.
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Where the Vulnerable Jobs Are in U.S. Cities

A new tool from Brookings' researchers provides a snapshot of the low-wage/no benefits job market in 380 cities and all 50 states to guide public and private sectors in rebuilding.
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This article originally appeared on The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

The crux: As COVID-19 disrupts local economies, cities and states are assessing the impact on workers and strategizing how to rebuild more equitably. Minimizing the number of low-wage, no-benefits jobs will be a priority. A new tool can help.

Freeport-McMoRan Awards Grant for Tech Park in Sahuarita, Arizona

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The Town of Sahuarita, Arizona, broke ground on construction of the Sahuarita Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center (SAMTEC).

Freeport-McMoRan’s Sierrita copper mine is located near Sahuarita, AZ, and recently awarded a grant of $335,000 toward construction of the 32,000-square-foot building that will host the Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Incubator. SAMTEC has also received a federal grant through the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration. The tech park is expected to create and retain jobs for the community.

Duke Energy Grants $205,000 to Seven Projects to Eliminate Blight, Drive Redevelopment and Job Growth in Greater Cincinnati’s Urban Cores

Summary: 
  • Urban Revitalization grants provide much-needed gap funding for redevelopment and restoration of buildings in Northern Kentucky and southwest Ohio
  • A proven catalyst for economic development and job growth in communities
  • Nearly $2.4 million in Urban Revitalization grants to 72 projects across Greater Cincinnati since 2011
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  • Urban Revitalization grants provide much-needed gap funding for redevelopment and restoration of buildings in Northern Kentucky and southwest Ohio
  • A proven catalyst for economic development and job growth in communities
  • Nearly $2.4 million in Urban Revitalization grants to 72 projects across Greater Cincinnati since 2011

Duke Energy Renewables Constructs 200-MW Mesteño Wind Project in Texas

Summary: 
  • New project continues company’s wind expansion in Texas
  • Project will include some of the tallest wind turbines in U.S. – increasing wind energy production
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  • New project continues company’s wind expansion in Texas
  • Project will include some of the tallest wind turbines in U.S. – increasing wind energy production

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Wells Fargo Announce 2019 CommunityWINS® Grant Program

$1 million commitment in 2019 shared by 8 nonprofits to support neighborhood revitalization, economic development and job creation in local municipalities
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SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, January 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Wells Fargo today announced the 2019 CommunityWINS® grant program, aimed at accelerating neighborhood revitalization, economic development and job creation in municipalities across the U.S., with a $1 million commitment by the Wells Fargo Foundation.

Waste Not, Want Not: Rubbish Processing Company Creates Jobs While Transforming Waste Into Fuel, Compost and Recycled Goods

Saahas Zero Waste champions innovative waste reduction solutions in India, which protect environment while providing reliable work for informal sector workers.
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BENGALURU, India, January 14, 2019 /3BL Media/– Recognising the substantial environmental impact urban waste has in India, waste processing company Saahas Zero Waste has joined Business Call to Action with a pledge to dramatically reduce the amount of waste destined for landfill by converting 122 tonnes per day into gas, compost and recycled products, while providing work for approximately 800 low income earners, including women, by 2021.

Soft Skills: The Key to Future-proofing Jobs in India

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As the Indian economy rapidly embraces new tech, skills such as management and creativity become essential. We need to ensure low-income earners get necessary training, says Ivan Lukas.

U.S. Department Of Labor Approves Lockheed Martin National Standards Of Apprenticeship

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BETHESDA, Md., November 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Lockheed Martin has announced that the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) has approved its proposed National Standards of Apprenticeship, establishing a common framework for the company to develop and expand registered apprenticeship programs across its U.S. facilities. These programs will include on-the-job training and classroom instruction for highly-skilled roles.

Duke Energy Awards More than $300,000 to 10 Urban Redevelopment Projects in Greater Cincinnati

Summary: 
  • Urban Revitalization catalyst grants given to projects that will reduce blight and building vacancies, create jobs, and increase business retention/expansion and workforce training opportunities
  • Program aims to spur additional economic development activities in the community
  • Duke Energy has issued $1.88 million in grants to 58 projects in Ohio and Kentucky since the redevelopment program launched in 2011
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  • Urban Revitalization catalyst grants given to projects that will reduce blight and building vacancies, create jobs, and increase business retention/expansion and workforce training opportunities
  • Program aims to spur additional economic development activities in the community
  • Duke Energy has issued $1.88 million in grants to 58 projects in Ohio and Kentucky since the redevelopment program launched in 2011

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