An Equity Profile of Houston-Galveston

14 Oct 2014 | PolicyLink
An Equity Profile of Houston-Galveston
Above: Courtesy of Neighborhood Centers Inc.

Houston-Galveston is characterized by overall economic strength and resilience, but wide racial gaps in income, health, and opportunity coupled with declining wages, a shrinking middle class, and rising inequality place the region’s economic success and future at risk.

Our analysis showed the region already stands to gain a great deal from addressing racial inequities. If racial gaps in income had been closed in 2012, the regional economy would have been $243.3 billion stronger: a 54 percent increase.

Download the equity profile, summary, and addendum with the GDP analysis.