Dallas Economic Opportunity Assessment 

Communities Foundation of Texas commissioned the Dallas Economic Opportunity Assessment of Dallas County, a comprehensive analysis of the region's economic opportunity. The Center for Public Policy Priorities researched the Assessment which seeks to illustrate the challenges and define the underlying factors that threaten economic prosperity in the Dallas area.  Not only does financial insecurity destabilize families, it also jeopardizes the long-term vitality of cities and local economies. Now is the time to empower people and programs across our community. 

Success for our city will only be attained when all people have a path to success. This study helps us examine some of the key issues that our citizens are facing. We are tackling them head on and looking for new, innovative ways to make better progress faster.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings


Knowledge empowers the individual, leaders in the private sector and the city to identify the problem and align, and in some cases realign, its priorities, practices and resources to produce better outcomes individually and collectively.

Kimberly Williams, Chief Executive Officer, Interfaith Family Services




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