NewsJune 4, 2020
Capital Region Chamber Joins National Initiative to Address Inequality of Opportunity
The Capital Region Chamber will partner with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on national townhall event on June 25 where business and community leaders will discuss concrete actions that can be taken by government and the private sector to address inequality through education, employment, entrepreneurship, and criminal justice reform.
“As an organization, our Chamber works to ensure that the Capital Region is a vibrant place to work and live. We recognize the importance of diversity and equity and understand we must do more. We are committed to listening, learning and to being part of the solution to reverse disparities to ensure fairness and shared opportunity,” said Mark Eagan, Capital Region Chamber President and CEO.
“The moral case for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace is indisputable, and there’s overwhelming evidence that greater diversity benefits the American economy, businesses, communities and employees,” said U.S. Chamber President Suzanne Clark. “We are proud to partner with the Capital Region Chamber on this initiative and help develop a robust plan of action.”
The work of this national initiative will build on the work already undertaken by the Capital Region Chamber to support the region in expanding its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion through leadership, educational programming and community collaboration.