The GCP has a longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion within the workforce.
Economic Inclusion: Creating Jobs and Opportunities for All Individuals
The Commission on Economic Inclusion has been working since 2001 to close the racial disparities in jobs, income and wealth, by growing businesses owned by people of color and increasing workforce diversity, equity and inclusion. Ultimately, this work is fueled by the belief that businesses and the region are stronger with greater racial equity.
Acting as a convener, an advocate, and a resource, the Commission engages the region’s employers to address the systemic racial inequalities which hinder economic growth in our region. Hundreds of professionals, top leaders, volunteers, businesses and community organizations are engaged with the Commission each year to accomplish these goals.
The Commission has focused on two parallel and equally important areas: growing businesses owned by people of color and increasing workforce diversity equity and inclusion. The Commission implements high-quality and effective initiatives, workshops, conferences, and consulting to stimulate minority business growth and increase workforce inclusion. Clients include executives, chief procurement officers, diversity and human resource professionals, small and minority-owned businesses, and regional and national economic development organizations.