Stories & Updates

Building on strengths

Greater Milwaukee has what it takes to be a globally competitive, 21st century region. Like any community, we have our share of opportunities and challenges. Our region’s growing diversity is a significant strength, and it will be a competitive advantage for our shared future. In large part, our region offers a remarkable quality of life; however, for far too many people, opportunity for economic, social and civic participation is out of reach.

In areas such as income, incarceration and entrepreneurship, we face significant disparities based on race and ethnicity. Moreover, these disparities are often more pronounced here than in similar regions. Achieving our shared goal of a thriving region will require building upon the strength of our diversity while ensuring that race and ethnicity are never barriers to all people reaching their full potential.

On the Table has the potential to accelerate our community’s progress. As you prepare to participate, consider how diverse perspectives could invigorate dialogue at your table.