Our region’s shared prosperity depends on our ability to create economic opportunities for everyone in the region, including access to jobs that enable people to meet their basic needs and realize their vision of success.
Many of the factors that influence economic opportunity are not geographic in nature and therefore are difficult to examine through maps. The Atlas focuses on one of the contributors to economic opportunity that is conducive to being mapped: transportation access to jobs. The Economic Opportunity Map Series features maps exploring how transportation access to jobs varies across the region, how these variations relate to the region’s demographic patterns, and what this might mean from an equity perspective.
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