Charlotte launches tool to measure economic mobility

Leading on Opportunity debuted the Opportunity Compass, which was developed in collaboration with community leaders to determine ways to improve economic and social capital in the region. A 2014 national study ranked Charlotte last among the 50 largest U.S. cities in economic mobility.

“The Land of Opportunity study was a nationwide wakeup call that achieving the American Dream is not the reality for everyone,” Sarah Oppenheimer, executive director of Opportunity Insights, said in a statement. … “Charlotte is leading the way in using evidence-based strategies to improve local opportunity and is now creating a location- specific tool to measure the impact of their collective work.”

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