Equity is an economic growth engine!


Findings from the National Equity Atlas for ten (10) geographically dispersed mid-sized metropolitan regions are provided below. Check out the last column as it depicts how much more robust each of these regions would have been if there had been wage equity amongst all races. Don’t you think the business community would love to have billions of more dollars driving the local economy and that municipal governments would love to have the added tax revenue?   Sounds like a win-win-win situation.

The numbers are quite staggering, but particularly for Corpus Christi and Salinas. Hopefully, data such as this will help drive discussion on improving social and wage equity across the nation, not only for persons of color, but also for women.

equity2

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Advocacy, ageism, business, cities, diversity, economic development, economic gardening, economics, Economy, fair trade, feminism, geography, government, history, humanity, inclusiveness, Labor, planning, poverty, social equity, Statistics, Women and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Equity is an economic growth engine!

  1. How about the equity that would be added if involuntary long-term unemployment were ended, along with involuntary underemployment? http://www.change.org/petitions/demand-workforce-guided-job-creation.

    Like

  2. Kristi says:

    It would be interesting to see a comparison of involvement in volunteering between different races in these mid sized towns – (a measure of social capital) which adds significant value to the economy, it’s possible that those paid least might also give the most!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s