Charlotte Regional Business Alliance

CLT Alliance Talks: Social Networks and Economic Mobility in Charlotte

October 29, 2020 Season 1 Episode 30
Charlotte Regional Business Alliance
CLT Alliance Talks: Social Networks and Economic Mobility in Charlotte
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Charlotte Regional Business Alliance
CLT Alliance Talks: Social Networks and Economic Mobility in Charlotte
Oct 29, 2020 Season 1 Episode 30

Improving economic mobility in Charlotte has been top of mind for business and civic leaders lately. A 2014 Harvard study called attention to the region’s low ranking in respect to helping low-income kids move up the income ladder. New research from the Brookings Institution dives deeper into how social networks in Charlotte affect access to economic opportunity. Camille Busette, Brookings Senior Fellow, Director of the Race, Prosperity and Inclusion Initiative, and author of the report “How We Rise: How Social Networks in Charlotte Impact Economic Mobility,” discussed the report and its implications with Alliance SVP of Economic Research Chuck McShane. 

Show Notes

Improving economic mobility in Charlotte has been top of mind for business and civic leaders lately. A 2014 Harvard study called attention to the region’s low ranking in respect to helping low-income kids move up the income ladder. New research from the Brookings Institution dives deeper into how social networks in Charlotte affect access to economic opportunity. Camille Busette, Brookings Senior Fellow, Director of the Race, Prosperity and Inclusion Initiative, and author of the report “How We Rise: How Social Networks in Charlotte Impact Economic Mobility,” discussed the report and its implications with Alliance SVP of Economic Research Chuck McShane.