The Policy Center


Rooted in research and analysis, the nonpartisan Policy Center strengthens the economic health of diverse communities by convening stakeholders, expanding dialogue and advancing policy prescriptions.


  • Strengthen the base of research, data, and analysis that address the economic health of diverse populations and share findings with leaders and the public-at-large
  • Offer policy recommendations for business development and economic security that build widely shared prosperity
  • Convene stakeholders, including community and business leaders, community groups, and higher education institutions, to advance a shared agenda for economic growth in diverse communities

Core Values

Collaboration, Honesty, Humility, Integrity, Service


Andrea Harris
Founder and Senior Fellow
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(919) 956-8889


Demographic Trends and Analysis

Follow current trends and demographic analysis. People shape the market place. Understand national, regional, and local trends that may impact your business or organization.

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HBCU Initiative

Education offers the strongest opportunity to access opportunities. These institutions are vital to the economic and social health of minority communities. Keep up with challenges and opportunities facing HBCUs today.

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Business Research

Access information on the growth of diverse businesses nationally and by state and urban areas. Learn more about industry data, opportunities and challenges.

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Policy News and Publications

Stay abreast of new initiatives, opportunities and information. Access the publications and learn more about the work of those engaged in business and education.

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