Today, the Douglas County Chamber announced it is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on a national initiative to address inequality of opportunity.
The Douglas County 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 Douglas County Chamber will host local and industry dialogues to further the discussion.
Chamber President and CEO, Sara Ray, commented “We as a community recognize the need to stand together in the equal and fair treatment of all people. We are proud to partner with the U.S. Chamber on this initiative as we support and advocate for diversity and inclusion to help strengthen our businesses, our state and the entire Douglas County community.”
“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,” sad U.S. Chamber President Suzanne Clark. “We are proud to partner with the Douglas County 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 Douglas County Chamber to advocate on behalf of its members in regards to education, economic and workforce, transportation, diversity and inclusion, and healthcare.
To learn more about the Douglas County Chamber’s legislative agenda, visit www.douglascountygeorgia.com/state.