Detroit’s regional economy is strong and growing quickly, but racial inequities in the workforce undermine the region’s future prosperity.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. commissioned PolicyLink to provide a comprehensive analysis of the long-standing racial gaps in labor market outcomes, the economic impacts of Covid-19, and the racial equity implications of automation. The Collaborative worked with a local advisory council to further inform the report and ensure worker voice is central. The report concludes with actionable solutions to advance workforce equity across the region, informed by the data and shaped by local leaders.
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Additional Report resources
Topline Summary Video
Full Report Presentation
Overview from DAWFC Co-Chairs
Heidi Alcock from McGregor Fund and Pierre Batton from JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Jewel Chapman, Focus: HOPE
Using the Report
Sonia Harb, University of Michigan School of Social Work
Branden Snyder, Detroit Action