Equity is the key to America's economic prosperity — now and in the future. PolicyLink is working to create an equitable economy by building a shared narrative about the economic imperative of equity, equipping local leaders with relevant data and policy ideas, and advancing policy solutions for racial and economic equity.

A New Narrative 

We work with local and national partners to foster a national dialogue about the economic imperative of equity. As America quickly becomes a majority people-of-color nation, our economic fate hinges on ensuring that communities of color can participate and contribute as workers, entrepreneurs, innovators, consumers, and leaders. America's Tomorrow: Equity Is the Superior Growth Model, produced in partnership with the USC Equity Research Institute (ERI; formerly known as the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity), and All-In Nation: An America that Works for All, produced with the Center for American Progress, present the economic case for equity and share policy ideas and strategies to advance equitable growth

Data to Build an Equitable Economy

PolicyLink and ERI maintain the National Equity Atlas, a first-of-its-kind web resource for the deeply disaggregated data that community leaders and policymakers need to track, measure, and advance policies to achieve inclusive growth in America's cities, regions, states, and nationwide. The National Equity Atlas team also works with local partners and coalitions to produce tailored equity profiles and analyses to inform policy development and advocacy.

Policy Solutions for Economic Equity

We promote policies and the local, state, and national level that grow good jobs, increase economic security and mobility, and eliminate the racial wealth gap. Through our All-In Cities initiative, we partner with community coalitions and local government leaders to accelerate their work to achieve equitable economic development without displacement. We also share policy solutions and examples of strategies in action through the All-In Cities Policy Toolkit and the National Equity Atlas.