June 5, 2020 - Earlier this year, the CWDC specifically named equity as a key value in creating an economy that works for all Coloradans. We cannot achieve this goal without acknowledging -- and working to dismantle -- the systemic inequities and racism that have existed for hundreds of years and continue to persist.
In order to embody the values we have identified, we must not stay silent. We stand with those who are protesting the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others. In solidarity with Black Lives Matter, we commit to continuing to examine how we can enhance equity in Colorado in relation to talent development. While no one group has monolithic experiences, many Coloradans and Americans in Black and Brown communities have not had equitable access to education, training, and jobs. The data in the 2019 Talent Pipeline Report point to these disparities.
In 2020, we will be developing an Equity Agenda for education, training, and employment in our state. This work is planned to take place in the fall, and the 2020 Talent Pipeline Report will include a deeper analysis on equity in our talent pipeline.
We hope you will engage with us on the journey toward a Colorado economy that truly does work for all.