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How the Gig Economy Can Help Cities Thrive

Time: 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018

Theatre: Convention Center, Room 502A

08-11-2018 15:30 08-11-2018 16:45 Europe/London How the Gig Economy Can Help Cities Thrive

The gig economy in America is growing exponentially as more than a third of the workforce hold a contractor or part-time gig. From Uber to TaskRabbit, innovative mobile applications offer ways to find work and provide users with more control of their time and income. When the local economy takes a turn, a strong gig… Read more »

NLC City Summit

Synopsis

The gig economy in America is growing exponentially as more than a third of the workforce hold a contractor or part-time gig. From Uber to TaskRabbit, innovative mobile applications offer ways to find work and provide users with more control of their time and income. When the local economy takes a turn, a strong gig economy offers a great economic opportunity for municipalities. Local leaders will gain insights on programs operating in communities throughout the country, learn policies and strategies that can help support this economic lever and explore the meaningful pathway the gig economy can be for its residents.

Moderator

  • Nicole DuPuis Manager for Urban Innovation - National League of Cities

Speakers

  • Betty Emarita President - Development & Training, Inc.
  • Sean Kline Director Office of Financial Empowerment - San Francisco, CA City and County
  • Caleb Jonas Senior Director, Growth + Partnerships - Samaschool

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