of jobs in Arkansas require a high school diploma or less
of households in Arkansas can't afford basic household necessities
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.