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Benefits of Inclusion and Diversity Topic of Akron Summit

9/12/2019

Akron Beacon Journal

Inclusion and diversity make for good business and a strong economy, says the Elevate Greater Akron initiative.

A summit Thursday morning at Quaker Station in downtown Akron will make the case to local leaders that, among other things, employers of all sizes need to be more inclusive in their hiring and sourcing. A top goal is to strengthen and tap the talents of the region’s largely economically excluded black population.

And that means a lot of people, and businesses, will need to get out of their comfort zones, organizers say.

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