Family Sustaining Jobs

Family Sustaining Jobs

Family sustaining jobs are key to strengthening the regional and local economy.

ARISE has a vision of strengthening the regional and local economy through creation of more high-value jobs, providing an employment situation in which individuals can earn a family sustaining wage and have the opportunity to grow their careers.

In comparison to the five baseline development plans commissioned by the City of St. Paul in 2006 and 2007, the ARISE scenario for mixed land use, including job opportunities in light manufacturing, as well as some retail, offers the most jobs and the greatest income potential, overall.

*Details about the design and impact of these baseline models are outlined in the Phase 1 Summary Report Redevelopment of the Ford Motor Company Site prepared for the City of Saint Paul by the EDAW team.

On-site Jobs

Direct Jobs Types per 1,000 sq ft

Scenario 1 Scenario 2 Scenario 3 Scenario 4 Scenario 5 ARISE
Office 467 833 2500 867 1250  
Retail 234 351 520 715 504 1621
Light-Industrial 1830 1029 1512
TOTAL 2531 2213 3020 1582 1754 3133

*Source: Ford Site Task Force: Jobs Analysis by Land Use

High density employment on-site is possible with mixed-use industrial space.

Multiplier Effect

Indirect and Induced Jobs Created by Direct Job Type

Scenario 1 Scenario 2 Scenario 3 Scenario 4 Scenario 5 ARISE
Office 717 1281 867 1332 1921  
Retail 207 310 715 632 446 1434
Light-Industrial 5321 2992 4397
TOTAL 6246 4584 1582 1965 2368 5831

*Source: Updated Employment Multipliers for the US Economy, Also See USBLS/DOL Avg. Earnings/yr below

Light-Industrial jobs are by far the largest creator of jobs in the local community. Indirect jobs represent employees working for producers of materials, equipment, and services that are used by a business, such as part suppliers or producers of accounting services. Induced jobs represent those jobs created when employees go out and spend their increased incomes on consumer goods and services.

Total Jobs Created

Scenario 1 Scenario 2 Scenario 3 Scenario 4 Scenario 5 ARISE
8777 6797 4602 3547 4122 8964

ARISE’s manufacturing job density and multipliers optimize economic development.

Comparing Basic Job Density Assumptions

Job Density Jobs/1000 sq ft
Light Industrial sector 1.5
Wind turbines 1.9
Geothermal heat pumps 1.6
Solar hot water heaters 1.3
Photovoltaic solar cells 1.9
Bio-fuel systems 1.6
Sensors monitoring systems 3.2
Pelletizations systems 0.7
Distributed Energy Systems 1.6

*Source: Green Cities, Green Jobs

Targeted sectors have the potential for a greater impact than an average Light-Industrial use

Wages of Direct Employment Based on Land Use

Land Use
Wages ($ per year)
Office 34341
Retail 34008
Manufacturing 50377

*Source: MN–WI National Compensation Survey June 2009 – USBLS & US Dept. of Labor

Scenario 1 Scenario 2 Scenario 3 Scenario 4 Scenario 5 ARISE
Avg. Earnings $/yr 45,907 41,744 34284 34190 34245 41908
Total Earnings $/yr 116,174,680 92,392,858 103,536,660 54,077,920 60,079,885 131,309,876

The ARISE plan creates the most jobs and a large set of the highest paying jobs

The ARISE Scenario Creates the Permanent, Family-Wage, Decarbonizing, Inclusive, Multiplying and Whole Worker Plan that can Attract New Development Capital.

It is clear that it is very possible to create high employment densities through industrial uses as the ARISE design has one of the highest employment densities of any proposed design. This emphasis on industrial use produces considerably more jobs in the community than other land uses. As a result, when using the assumptions of the City of St. Paul, ARISE’s design is offers the greatest potential to create jobs.

With an emphasis on high-value industries these advantages become even more pronounced. Research and discussions with targeted tenants produces more jobs than the average industrial use. As a result, we expect a design that emphasizes on-site commercial units to create the largest employment opportunities in the local economy. With the additional benefits of reducing carbon and providing jobs that are accessible to a broad range of people, green manufacturing must be central to any site design.