New Detroit Equity Profile

After decades of job and population loss, the City of Detroit has shown recent signs of growth, yet deep racial inequities, declining wages, and a hollowing out of middle-wage, high-opportunity jobs threaten the city’s rebound and economic viability. Developed with the support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, this new equity profile highlights how pursuing equitable growth can benefit all residents and businesses in Detroit. For example, had racial inequities in income been eliminated in 2014, the Detroit region’s GDP could have been $29 billion larger, a 13 percent increase. PolicyLink released this profile at a gathering of community leaders on June 13 and also presented their findings at the Allied Media Conference Good Food Good Jobs Network Gathering hosted by FoodLab Detroit.

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