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Faith Jackson

Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer

Bloomington recognized as a leader by the Center for Economic Inclusion

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The City of Bloomington recently ranked first among peer suburban cities in the Center for Economic Inclusion’s first public-sector Racial Equity Dividends Index, an analytical tool meant to help organizations build racially equitable workplaces. The City scored in the 95th percentile among all organizations included in the report.

Bloomington was listed as a high-scoring government in the following categories: Leadership, budgets and finance, public safety and public policy. The index also featured data about hiring; culture, retention and advancement; procurement; community and economic development; workforce development; and housing, transportation and land use. 

“This report showcases the dedication of the many staff who show up every day committed to support systems change throughout the organization. And while there is yet much more work to do, today we celebrate building the foundation that will carry us forward,” Bloomington Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer Faith Jackson said.

The Center for Economic Inclusion equips public- and private-sector leaders and employers with the knowledge and tools to build, scale and institutionalize anti-racist workplaces. Through purposeful, research-driven action, CEI’s mission is to close racial wealth gaps and build racially equitable and inclusive regional economies. The Racial Equity Dividends Index will be issued annually so it can be used to track progress over time.

Bloomington is recognized as a leader by the Center for Economic Inclusion