October 22, 2014
How much could the economy benefit from racial inclusion?
How can we put tools and data into the hands of community leaders and policymakers who want to help build an equitable economy for all?
This research brief by PolicyLink and PERE estimates the economic boost of racial inclusion for the largest 150 regions, all 50 states, and the nation.
We found that the national economy stands to grow $2.1 trillion every year from racial equity, and that every region in the country would gain millions per year – from $287 million in Springfield, Missouri (the lowest potential gain) to $510 billion in Los Angeles (the highest).
As part of this research, PolicyLink and PERE also developed a new interactive website called the National Equity Atlas to put this research and data to use. The site is chock-full of visually compelling maps, charts, and other great data tools at the metro, state, and national levels.