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Want to Create Your Own Local Equity Atlas? Start Here

Want to Create Your Own Local Equity Atlas? Start Here

26 Apr 2015 | Rosamaria Carrillo

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 >

Meet Our Four Newest Indicators

Meet Our Four Newest Indicators

06 Mar 2015 | Sarah Treuhaft

The National Equity Atlas is a living resource, and we are thrilled to announce the addition of four new indicators to the site:

  • Wages: $15/hr
  • Income inequality: 95/20 ratio
  • Diversity index
  • Contribution to growth: Immigrants
     

Here is a breakdown of each new indicator: 

Wages: | Read more >

Tell the Census to Keep Important Questions on the ACS

Tell the Census to Keep Important Questions on the ACS

04 Dec 2014 | Justin Scoggins

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 >

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 >