RESEARCH


The research and reports below help build on our Prosperity Broward initiative and include data and innovative solutions from across the nation. Explore the data below, and be inspired to take action.
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United Way ALICE report

ALICE refers to the population in our communities that are Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. The ALICE population represents those among us who are working, but due to child care costs, transportation challenges, high cost of living and so much more are living paycheck to paycheck. The Report clarifies and describes the complex challenges they face and provides invaluable insight regarding how to promote policies and programs that benefit everyone.
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Less Poverty, More Prosperity: The Florida Fiscal Cliffs Report

The Florida Chamber Foundation’s Less Poverty, More Prosperity: The Florida Fiscal Cliffs Report shows 3.129 million people in Florida live in poverty. The report outlines the impact of “fiscal cliffs.” This “cliff ” occurs when a marginal increase in income results in a loss in public benefits, often times leaving families with fewer resources as income increases. The report also outlines the impact of “fiscal cliffs.” This “cliff ” occurs when a marginal increase in income results in a loss in public benefits, often times leaving families with fewer resources as income increases. Having a job with upward mobility is important. But unfortunately, this “cliff” becomes a disincentive for many. The large number of Floridians living in poverty in our state impacts not only individual families, but also businesses, Florida’s economy, and our state’s global competitiveness.
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Prosperity Broward Initial Community Report

This report, commissioned by Senator George LeMieux and developed by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Education Action Team’s (GREAT) Distressed Areas Subcommittee (chaired by Newton Sanon, President & CEO of OIC of South Florida) contains recommendations gathered through information from initial focus group with residents of the six zip codes, and a review of relevant literature .
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