The 2020 Washtenaw Opportunity Index is a tool to benchmark opportunity in the community. In developing the index, the county seeks to:
- Illustrate where there is and isn't access to opportunity across Washtenaw County;
- Inform policymakers, community partners, businesses, and the general public;
- Collect and communicate data through an “opportunity lens” – and complement that lens with strategies and tactics that foster human potential; and
- Provide the community with a common, understandable framework by which to make policy and resources allocation decisions that can create more equitable opportunity across the county.
The Opportunity Index is part of Washtenaw County’s broader efforts to increase racial equity. To access the Opportunity Index, visit http://www.opportunitywashtenaw.org/opportunity-index1.html.