Committed to Doing More
Jun 05, 2020
Our nation has seen conversations and demonstrations in response to years of inequality and oppression. As an organization that strives to create a better business environment for all, we have a responsibility to look critically at our work to ensure we support Black-owned and -led businesses and Black people in our community.
While the Economic Alliance has been active in diversity, inclusion and race issues, including public policy advocacy, business support programming and awareness initiatives, any honest assessment of our organization would show clearly that we have not done enough. We are committed to doing more and being better than we are. We also know that grand gestures and policy statements don’t mean anything without substantive actions, progress and results for years to come.
Our strategic plan has long called for civil and cooperative debate, and we stand with those who are peacefully protesting racism, hate and violence. We are here to be part of the solution.