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The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) announced it is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on a national initiative to address inequality of opportunity. LRCC will join the U.S. Chamber’s national town hall event on June 25 where business and community leaders will discuss concrete actions taken by government and the private sector to address inequality through education, employment, entrepreneurship, and criminal justice reform. As a partner on this important initiative, LRCC will host local and industry dialogues to further the discussion.

“We are proud to partner with the U.S. Chamber on this initiative and help develop a robust plan of action,” said Steven Japinga, LRCC vice president/public affairs. “The work of this national initiative will help us identify additional action items to advance educational, employment and social justice opportunities for all people in the Greater Lansing region.”

“The moral case for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace is indisputable. There’s overwhelming evidence that greater diversity benefits the American economy, businesses, communities, and employees,” said Suzaane Clark, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.