Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Resources
The Capital Region Chamber is committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce in our region. Beyond being the right thing to do, studies have shown that businesses and communities that are more diverse and inclusive are more innovative, have better employee engagement and experience a competitive advantage in the marketplace. By 2050, the U.S. stands to gain $8 trillion in GDP by closing the nation’s racial equity gap. Lessening and eliminating disparities for others benefits everyone (W.K. Kellogg Foundation).
The Chamber has created a resource guide to assist you on your diversity, equity and inclusion journey. Whether you are just starting or are at an advanced stage of work, we encourage you to explore the articles and tools below.
Resources, Reports and Tools to Assist your DEI Work
The Business Case for DEI and Related Surveys
DEI Terminology and Glossary
DEI Statements, Frameworks and Assessment Tools
DEI Best Practices and other Important Considerations
Black-Owned Businesses and Black-Led Organizations in the Capital Region (organized by Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy)