The estimated increase in economic output if there were no racial gaps in income.
An Equity Profile of Pinellas County
Aside from the deep desire we hold as citizens for justice and fairness, equity has been identified as the superior economic model. Experts estimate that the Pinellas County economy would be $3.6 billion larger if there were no racial gaps in income.
Furthermore, if additional income is generated by families who have low incomes the following areas will be positively impacted: health, academic success of children, quality of housing, likelihood of living in a more safe and secure environment, civic engagement.