Diversity: A Look at How Northwest Arkansas' Population is Changing was published by the Northwest Arkansas Council in December 2017, and it shows how much the region's population has transformed since 1990.

Diversidad: Un vistazo de cómo está cambiando la población del Noroeste de Arkansas, fue publicada por el consejo Northwest Arkansas Council en diciembre de 2017, y muestra cuánto se ha transformado la población de la región desde 1990. 

The Northwest Arkansas Council worked with the University of Arkansas Arkansas Poll to get a sense for where Northwest Arkansas stands on public perception of diversity and inclusion primarily as it relates to the economy and the workplace.

The University of Arkansas IDEALS Institute’s mission is to achieve total campus engagement in actively and genuinely supporting diversity and inclusion ideals. IDEALS consists of strategic planning core teams led by fellows, ready to tackle challenges and find solutions in five focus areas for stronger diversity: Research and Discovery; Inclusion; Education, Training, and Support; Outreach and Engagement; and Strategic Leadership, Resources, and Supports.

TRUE Northwest Arkansas is a three-year pilot initiative to Train, Report, Uplift, and Engage our community towards diversity and inclusion. TRUE is a program of the Arkansas Community Foundation, and is made possible with support from the Walmart Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation.

Global Talent: The Economic Engine of Northwest Arkansas is a report published by New American Economy that shows how New Americans are making significant contributions to the region's economy and its cultural diversity. 

The DiverseCities onBoard Toolkit outlines a program to connect candidates from underrepresented communities to governance opportunities in public agencies, board and commissions and nonprofits. 

Diversity Matters: Changing the Face of Public Boards is an action plan that highlights nine practices aimed at dismantling barriers to potential applicants for public appointments. 

The National Equity Atlas provides data on demographic change, racial inclusion, and the economic benefits of equity for the 100 largest cities, 150 largest regions, all 50 states, and the United States. Here is data specific to the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO Metro Area.

Embracing The Challenge: The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Imperative for Chambers of Commerce is a report published in 2017 and supported by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. 

Why Diverse Teams are Smarter appeared in the Harvard Business Review in 2016. 

How Diversity Can Drive Innovation appeared in the Harvard Business Review in 2013. 

If you have any suggestions on resources to add please contact Margot Lemaster at margot@nwacouncil.org.