America's Tomorrow Special Edition: Announcing the National Equity Atlas< Back to All Newsletters
October 23, 2014
Announcing: The National Equity Atlas
We're thrilled to announce the launch of the National Equity Atlas — a unique data tool for those working to transform America's broken economy into one that is equitable, resilient, and prosperous.
Developed by PolicyLink and the University of Southern California's Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE), the Atlas is a comprehensive online resource that puts data on demographic change, racial inclusion, and the economic benefits of equity into your hands. With a click of the button, you can access key indicators on the largest 150 regions, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the nation as a whole.
"Dismantling racial exclusion is critical to secure the nation's economic future," said Angela Glover Blackwell, founder and CEO of PolicyLink. "Understanding the state of equity — region by region, state by state — is the first step."
Beyond providing data, charts, and maps, the Atlas shares policy ideas, examples of how communities are using equity data to drive policy change, and much more.
View it and explore the state of equity in your region at www.nationalequityatlas.org.
How Much Would Your Region's Economy Benefit From Racial Inclusion?
In short, a lot, according to The Equity Solution, a new research brief released by PolicyLink and PERE. Every region of the country would be financially stronger with racial inclusion — from $287 million per year in Springfield, Missouri (the lowest potential gain) to $510 billion per year in Los Angeles (the highest).