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Equity and Inclusion in Economic Development

UOE Contact:

Arnold Weinfeld

Director, Urban Policy Initiatives
Associate Director, Institute for Public Policy and Social Research

Urban Policy Initiatives

This is a multi-stage project bringing together thought leaders and practitioners from both the private and public sectors to help inform discussion and stimulate thought on the issue at hand: How do we work to bridge the income inequality gap in order to ensure opportunity for people to enter the prosperous economy? Along with changing demographics, the November 2016 election also bore out that we still have not found a way to successfully provide opportunities for many Americans to enter the prosperous economy. While it used to be that equity and inclusion was a social/moral imperative, it is clear that it is now an economic imperative.


Partners:

  • MSU Center for Local Government Finance and Policy
  • MSU Center for Community and Economic Development
  • Michigan Municipal League
  • Michigan Economic Development Association
  • Michigan League for Public Policy