In the face of widening inequality and persistent racial economic gaps, Mayor Marty Walsh is implementing a new approach to achieving shared economic prosperity in Boston. Bolstered by the support of a powerful advocacy coalition and detailed data on financial inclusion, in 2014 | Read more >
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In “The Five U.S. Cities with the Most Educated Latinos,” National Journal writer Janie Boschma describes how many regions are failing to prepare their fast-growing Latino populations for the jobs of the future. This was the fourth piece in the National Journal’s series on | Read more >
Using Atlas Data to Share Inclusive Innovation Economy Strategies at the Philadelphia Fed Conference
One of the main reasons why we built the National Equity Atlas was to provide changemakers with the data they need to frame why racial and economic inclusion matters to the future of their regions. So we are thrilled to learn how our allies are using Atlas data and visualizations | Read more >
The University of Missouri- St. Louis Public Policy Research Center (PPRC) just released an equity report of the St. Louis Region based on National Equity Atlas data. Mark Tranel, the director of PPRC, told St. Louis Public Radio that the report is meant to “be a tool for | Read more >
National Journal Series Analyzes Education and Workforce Issues in Metros Using National Equity Atlas Data
Last week, the National Journal began a series of stories exploring the skill and education gaps between whites and communities of color in the workforce based on data in the National Equity Atlas. The series is led by journalist and editorial director Ronald Brownstein, who has | Read more >
Today we are excited to announce the addition of four new indicators to the Atlas:
- Median Age
- Commute Time
Here’s what you can find for each of the indicators:
Latinos and other communities of | Read more >
Have you explored the National Equity Atlas and want to dig in deeper to understand how access to resources and opportunity is distributed across the neighborhoods in your region? It might be time to start thinking about developing your own local equity atlas. And a new set of | Read more >
Better policies and more equitable outcomes result when data informs policymaking. In New York City, advocates used data to highlight urgent transit needs and built out the transit system to meet these needs. Maps and charts compiled into a Transportation Equity Atlas provided | Read more >
The National Equity Atlas is part of a growing movement toward data-driven decision-making and policy happening in this country—and consistent collection of data by government agencies is a critical foundation for these efforts. But data is almost always on the short-list when it | Read more >
Here at DC Action for Children, we recognize the power of data, when presented clearly and creatively, to shape the conversations we have about the well-being of children in Washington, DC. Given our interest in the intersection between data and public policy, we wanted to | Read more >
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 >
UPDATE (11/5): Voters said yes to raising the minimum wage in all of the state and city minimum wage propositions described below.
On Tuesday, voters in voters in four states—Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota—will decide whether to raise their states’ minimum wages. In | Read more >