Advancing Workforce Equity in Metro Detroit:
A Blueprint for Action


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