According to Economist Lee Badgett, equality and fair treatment for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community can benefit economies from Virginia to India.
Badgett, in cooperation with the World Bank, will be analyzing the concept of homophobia as a predicament to development in emerging markets. The World Bank is also working on a new initiative that addresses social inclusion to help end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity.
Federal Programs Related to - Lesbian & Gay Rights
Programs that support the passage and enforcement of laws and other social measures that protect and promote the rights and interests of individuals who are gay or lesbian.
Federal Programs Related to - Regional Economic Development
Programs that provide technical assistance, venture capital, loans, loan guarantees or other forms of management support to encourage the establishment and growth of business and industry in a particular region of the United States.
The New York Green Bank gets an initial $210 million of funding boost from the state for its early 2014 launching. It’s the first bank that is committed to reinforcing the lineup of clean technologies.
Equal Treatment for the LGBT Community Can Spur Economic Development