increase in annual consumer spending by 2050 if we relentlessly pursue economic equity NOW
of Arkansas households struggle to make ends meet — the COVID-19 pandemic has only worsened this reality
Economic Equity will exist when all Arkansans can achieve widely shared prosperity because everyone earns a living wage, participates in a thriving economy, and is able to build generational wealth.
We seek a strong, inclusive economy that benefits all, especially Arkansans who strive to pull themselves out of poverty. We will use grants and program-related investments to support future-focused ideas that address systemic barriers to building wealth, build pathways to opportunity, and create blueprints for strong local economies that can be replicated across the state.
This will start when we #StandUpForALICE. ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained Employed. Around every corner and in every community, people are struggling to make ends meet. These are hardworking individuals – our neighbors and our loved ones, our teachers and childcare providers, health aids and dental hygienists, mechanics and store clerks – that keep Arkansas’s economic engine running, but they aren’t always sure that they can put food on their own tables. We need an economy that works for all Arkansans.