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Getting to Equitable Growth in the Heartland Region

Getting to Equitable Growth in the Heartland Region

02 Dec 2014 | Sarah Treuhaft

Nationally, the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro—locally dubbed the Heartland region—stands out for its admirably low unemployment rate. As of September 2014, only 3.6 percent of the region’s residents who are in the labor force were unemployed, compared with 5.7 percent nationally. That | Read more >

Welcome to the National Equity Atlas!

Welcome to the National Equity Atlas!

13 Nov 2014 | Sarah Treuhaft and Jennifer Tran

The Equity Atlas team at PolicyLink and the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) are thrilled to share the National Equity Atlas with you!

We built the Atlas as a tool for those who are working to transform America's economy into one that is equitable, | Read more >

3 Ways to Use the National Equity Atlas

3 Ways to Use the National Equity Atlas

27 Oct 2014 | Guest writer Adrian Hopkins at Bureau Blank

Last week, Angela Glover Blackwell, the founder and CEO of PolicyLink made a bold statement at a conference organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston: “if people of color don’t become the middle class, there will be no middle class.”

Her statement, grounded in forecasts that | Read more >

Data Inspires Equity-Focused State Policy in Rhode Island

Data Inspires Equity-Focused State Policy in Rhode Island

21 Oct 2014 | J. Mijin Cha and Alex Kowalski

When done right, data can be more than a collection of numbers and statistics: it can uncover a reality that may not be immediately apparent to advocates or decision makers. In Rhode Island, new data on the state's changing demographics sparked policy changes to leverage its | Read more >