The Northwest Arkansas Council published its report on the region's increasing diversity in January 2018 with the Northwest Arkansas Diversity Report

The Northwest Arkansas Council worked with the University of Arkansas and the 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. Results of the poll can be found here.

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. 

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