"Equality is the soul of liberty; there is, in fact, no liberty without it" -Frances Wright
What contributes to the idea of shared prosperity?
BUSINESS Growing business is key to providing jobs and creating revenue for the neighborhood. The economic stimulation and the joint focus on the community helps to create a culture of togetherness. Business is expanding in Ivy City in an interesting way. Douglas Development has brought in some high end, chain stores that have not necessarily meshed with the rest of the city quite yet. Building this bridge between these two sides of the city will be a necessary challenge for the community and for Douglas Development in order to include all residents in the growing prosperity of the area.
Douglas Development Plan
A Growing Economy of Diverse Retail and Restaurants
EDUCATION A large percentage of the locals of Ivy City are enrolled in public school, however many do not end up finishing high school. Education is a critical investment to a community's economy and livelihood.
Percent of the population with a high school degree but no college