Many low-wealth and communities of color are still reeling from the impacts of Great Recession which have been compounded by the historic economic injustices. The American South’s economic competitiveness will be dependent on its ability to strengthen and engage these communities.
The Partnership for Southern Equity works with its partners to advance an economic inclusion agenda that promotes and increases equity in the distribution of income, wealth building, employment and entrepreneurship among vulnerable populations.
The Just Opportunity Circle (JOC) represents an organized group of key regional economic development leaders from the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. This committed group is exploring sustainable strategies and solutions for equitable economic opportunities for individuals and their families and adheres to PSE’s six Principles of Economic Inclusion. In addition, PSE is partnering with PolicyLink to have an important study conducted to examine the economic and social impacts that could be realized if full employment – where everyone who wants a job is able to have a job – is reached in the Atlanta region.
Guiding Principles of the Just Opportunity Circle:
Economic Inclusion Partners
Corporation for Enterprise Development
Atlanta Regional Commission
Center for Working Families
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority
Annie E. Casey Foundation Atlanta Civic Site
Atlanta Technical College
Douglas County Economic Development Authority
Urban League of Greater Atlanta
Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District
TOGETHER WE PROSPER
Advancing policies and institutional actions that promote racial equity and shared prosperity for all in the growth of metropolitan Atlanta and the American South.
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