The National Equity Atlas was developed as a tool for the growing movement to create a more equitable, sustainable, and resilient economy. It is a comprehensive resource for data to track, measure, and make the case for inclusive growth in America's regions, and states, and nationwide. The Atlas contains data on demographic changes and racial and economic inclusion for the largest 150 regions, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the United States as a whole.
PolicyLink and the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) built the Atlas to equip community leaders and policymakers with the facts and analyses needed to:
* Understand how community's demographics are changing;
* Assess how well community's diverse populations can participate in economic vitality, contribute to readiness for the future, and connect to assets and resources (and also see how it compares to other places);
* Build a compelling narrative and shared understanding about why -- and how much -- equity matters to community's future; and
* Inform the development of policies, plans, strategies, business models, and investments to advance equitable growth.
The Atlas is a living resource, new data will be added on a regular basis.