Press Releases

  • October 6, 2015

    New York City—Every day, thousands of vendors make their living on New York City’s streets and sidewalks, selling everything from hats and T-shirts to hot dogs and pretzels. These vendors are an important part of the city’s economy, but reliable data about vendors and their economic contributions have been hard to come by—until now. A…

  • October 6, 2015

    Los Angeles’ Sidewalk Vendors Are Good for the Economy

    A New Report Shows Why L.A. Must Legalize Sidewalk Vending

    Los Angeles—Out of the 25 largest cities in the United States, Los Angeles is the only one to completely ban sidewalk vending. A new study released today by the Institute for Justice provides further evidence that—particularly from an economic standpoint—the city’s ban is wrongheaded and counterproductive. In Upwardly Mobile: Street Vending and the American Dream,…

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