Assemblymember Ron Kim represents the 40th district of the New York State Assembly. Elected in 2012, Kim’s public policy solutions have gained national attention and garnered him the reputation as a key thought-leader in the economic development policy space. Most notably, Assemblymember Kim was the first public official to lead the opposition against Amazon HQ2. His policy stance lead to a larger discussion around corporate subsidies,  economic development, and the rate of return of these investments.  Since then, Assemblymember Kim catalyzed a nationwide inter-state compact, with nearly 20 state representatives, who legislatively agree to end the “race to the bottom” competition designed to lure mega-corporations into their states. His latest legislative initiative,  The Inclusive Value Ledger (IVL), is a transformational new savings and payments platform that will massively accelerate value creation, reward undervalued work – carework, and steadily grow the health and wealth of New York State citizens, businesses, and communities. The digital technology that undergirds the IVL enables New Yorkers to generate, capture, and exchange value that has gone untapped for centuries.