Asim, from the Coalition For Economic Justice guides us through Buffalo through the lens of gentrification. CEJ believes that economic development should be about long-term, sustainable growth, not silver bullet projects and ribbon cuttings for elected officials or business as usual that only benefits corporations. Economic development should respond to the needs articulated by people and communities themselves.

Instead of handing out tax breaks to businesses with no strings attached, we must ensure that public money actually enhances the public good. Our vision of accountable economic development centers on creating and preserving good jobs for communities in need, building and maintaining what people want in