The Economic Pathways Coalition is bringing local voices into state policy.

The Economic Pathways Coalition is comprised of working families, federal, state and city leaders, employers, anti-hunger, education, training, community-based, and philanthropic organizations. We are dedicated to promoting economic advancement for working families and removing income cliffs that keep people from advancing their careers.

leaders of the economic pathways coalition

Hannah Reuter - Bridge to Prosperity Pilot Director

Hannah Reuter - Bridge to Prosperity Pilot Director

Hannah Reuter is the inaugural director of the cliff effect pilot program, known as the Bridge to Prosperity Pilot. She oversees the development of partnerships critical to the Pilot’s success, the design and refinement of the pilot model in close collaboration with the community, and ensures the Pilot’s learnings influence future policy. She is a passionate advocate for a strong, accessible, and supportive social safety net.

Laura Sylvester - Public Policy Manager for the Food Bank of Western MA

Laura Sylvester - Public Policy Manager for the Food Bank of Western MA

Laura Sylvester is the Public Policy Manager for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. She is working to improve the health of communities by helping to create and implement positive policy changes. 

Springfield WORKS is a coalition builder bringing together community-based organizations, employers, policymakers, and residents for economic growth and opportunity in our Western Massachusetts community.

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts has been feeding our neighbors in need and leading the community to end hunger since 1982. We distribute food to our members in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties.

The EDC is a private, not-for-profit corporation that provides resources and information to businesses operating in or entering the region. We’re improving the economic vitality of Western MA to ensure equitable opportunities, making it the region of choice for both workers and employers.

Springfield WORKS is a coalition builder bringing together community-based organizations, employers, policymakers, and residents for economic growth and opportunity in our Western Massachusetts community.

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts has been feeding our neighbors in need and leading the community to end hunger since 1982. We distribute food to our members in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties.

The EDC is a private, not-for-profit corporation that provides resources and information to businesses operating in or entering the region. We’re improving the economic vitality of Western MA to ensure equitable opportunities, making it the region of choice for both workers and employers.