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Regional Equitable Growth Profile (2018)

Demographic trend data and assessment of how well the metro area is doing to ensure its diverse residents can participate in economic vitality, contribute to the readiness of the workforce, and connect to the region’s assets and opportunities.

This 2018 profile updates the data from the 2014 Equitable Growth Profile which showed significant disparities in education, earnings and poverty in our region. The work of the Heartland 2050 Equity and Engagement Committee led to identifying additional indicators to track, including affordable housing, access to transportation, and health indicators, as we work to create local recommendations to resolve long-standing disparities. This profile supports the idea that we realize stronger, more sustainable economic growth when we have greater economic and racial inclusion.