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Census Data Tools for Equity and Identifying Underserved Communities

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The U.S. Census Bureau and the Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership in collaboration with the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) and the Labor Market Information (LMI) Institute, welcomes Chip Walker as he presents, “Census Data Tools for Equity and Identifying Underserved Communities.” Walker will introduce the U.S. Census Bureau’s new data explorer tool, My Community Explorer (MCE). MCE is an interactive map-based tool that highlights demographic and socioeconomic data that measure inequality and can help inform data-based solutions. This tool is designed to help users identify underserved communities as directed by the President's Executive Order 13985 on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility in the Federal Workforce.

About the Presenter

George (Chip) Walker is creator and co-lead of the Census Bureau's Emergency Preparedness and Response Team. He has worked on Census Bureau issues for 24 years. He was appointed by the Secretary of Commerce to serve on the Committee on the African American Population for the U.S. Census Bureau's Racial and Ethnic Advisory Committee from 2004 - 2006. Prior to that appointment, Chip was Staff Director from, 2001 -2002, and Communications Director, 1998 - 2001 of the House of Representatives' Subcommittee on the Census. While at Census, Chip has been co-lead on the creation of OnTheMap for Emergency Management, Census Business Builder, the COVID-19 Interactive Data Hub, and My Community Explorer. Chip has been active in developing and promoting Census equity capabilities to help identify underserved communities.

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