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Jackson Chamber Signs on to Equality of Opportunity Initiative

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June 19, 2020
June 19, 2020
JACKSON, MI — Today, the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce announced it is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on a national initiative to address inequality of opportunity. The Jackson Chamber will join the U.S. Chamber’s national town hall 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 a partner on this important initiative, the Chamber will host local and industry dialogues to further the discussion.

Craig Hatch, Jackson Chamber President/CEO is eager for the town hall and the endeavors thereafter. “The Jackson Chamber is excited to support this U.S. Chamber initiative, the conversations during the town hall and the opportunity to drive individual efforts in our community to improve the equality of opportunity.”

“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 Jackson County Chamber of Commerce 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 Jackson Chamber and the Jackson Branch of the NAACP to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality.

The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is an association of businesses and non-profits, committed to strengthening their businesses and the Jackson Community. With a rich history reaching back to 1909, the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce supports its members through promotion, advocacy, collaboration, networking events, and education. For more information, or to join as a member, contact the Chamber at (517) 782-8221.
Tim Booth, Events & Legislative Affairs Manager