Opportunity Index gives metrics for discussing economic opportunity and mobility

The Opportunity Index is the nation’s first – and only – tool designed to provide a snapshot of what opportunity looks like at the state and county levels. Created by Illumination Fund grantee and partner Be The Change, the Opportunity Index is already impacting the language and framework that communities use to talk about their need and potential for economic growth.

How did your hometown stack up against others in your area? Have you referenced the index when talking to local lawmakers? What surprised you? Share your thoughts!