Diversity and Ethnic Chamber Alliance (“DECA”) is comprised of the Austin LGBT Chamber, Greater Austin Asian Chamber, Greater Austin Black Chamber, Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
DECA will work with community stakeholders over the next year to build REED Plan components. REED Plan is a one of kind model setting a new national standard of community collaboration to impact opportunities for minority businesses and workforce REED Plan better aligns the needs/desires/capacity of large private-sector economic actors with broader community needs for mutual benefit.
Be a part of the solution by investing in the REED Plan. Contact us to learn more about community investment opportunities. Your company can play an active part in shaping the future of our region.
It’s no secret that, in the aggregate, Austin has done exceptionally well economically in recent decades. It’s also no secret that the benefits of this overall prosperity have been unevenly distributed, to say the least. In recent decades, economic inequality has grown throughout the country, decreasing economic opportunity for millions of Americans.
The First Regional Economic Equity Development Plan
Austin, Texas has long been one of the nation’s fastest growing cities, and over the last decade, it has been known for its strong economy and increasing diversity. What is not so well known is that Austin shows how a growing population and economy does not equally lift up all people. In fact, Austin is an example that even with growth, historically disenfranchised communities like African Americans and Latinos can be left further and further behind.
Your support will change the Austin region for decades to come.
Austin LGBT Chamber - Tina Cannon
Greater Austin Black Chamber - Tam Hawkins