Research Associate, Inclusive Economy



Jessica Vela

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Jessica Vela is a research associate for Inclusive Economy at American Progress. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College, where her studies focused on the intersection of international politics and economics. She is an Ohio native who enjoys listening to podcasts and watching football.


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Public and Private Investments Are Poised To Transform Michigan Report

Public and Private Investments Are Poised To Transform Michigan

The historic home of the automotive industry, Michigan, stands to benefit from major infrastructure improvements and new plants for manufacturing electric vehicle batteries, especially if it incorporates public input and builds worker power to grow the middle class.

the Center for American Progress

David Ballard, Lily Roberts, Marina Zhavoronkova, 4 More Kevin DeGood, Emily Gee, Jessica Vela, Karla Walter

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