Building Communities of Opportunity 

To inform the 2012 budget debate, this document examines primarily two broad arenas—infrastructure investments to grow the economy and connect people to opportunity, and programs that build healthy, stable neighborhoods. These are both critical components in promoting communities rich with opportunity that enable everyone to thrive. Through this document, PolicyLink's goal is to help inform the decision-making process of policymakers and fuel the advocacy efforts of those committed to improving the life prospects for our nation's struggling communities.