The Center for American Progress Action Fund’s new report, Creating Good Jobs in Our Communities: How Higher Wage Standards Affect Economic Development and Employment, examines the impact of living wage standards on economic development subsidies. It finds that economic development wage standards have no negative effect on citywide employment levels. The study finds that the 15 cities effectively implementing business assistance living wage laws—Ann Arbor, Berkeley, Cambridge, Cleveland, Duluth, Hartford, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Oakland, Philadelphia, Richmond, San Antonio, San Francisco, San Jose, and Santa Fe—had the same levels of employment growth overall as a comparable group of control cities. The study also finds that these laws do not harm low-wage workers. Employment in the low-wage industries most likely affected by the living wage laws was unaffected by the change.