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Equity and Inclusion in Economic Development

This is a multistage 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 bridge the income inequality gap in order to ensure the opportunity for people 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.


  • 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 


Arnold Weinfeld

Director for Workforce and Economic Development Partnerships, Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship
Associate Director, Institute for Public Policy and Social Research

Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship