Miami Valley Equity Initiative

The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC), in partnership with the U. S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT), seeks to revitalize communities, connect people to resources, and improve economic vitality and socioeconomic mobility.

The 2017 Miami Valley Equity Regional Profile communicates the need to address inequity across our Region and identifies important guiding principles of investing in equity:

  • Invest in all of the Miami Valley’s people and communities.
  • Promote policies and investments that address the consequences of inequity.
  • Provide tools and resources that break down remaining barriers to opportunity.

Equity means that all people, regardless of where they live, have access to the resources and opportunities that improve their quality of life, allowing them to reach their full potential.  Our Region’s future growth and prosperity depends on integrating all residents into the economy, including investing in the places and people that have been left behind. 

“Understanding and addressing the issues of equity is essential to building a more resilient and sustainable Region. Inequity affects the Miami Valley’s ability to keep and attract people and jobs. The choices we make about future transportation and development projects can help expand access to opportunity in our Region”

Brian O. Martin, AICP
MVRPC Executive Director

Launched in the fall of 2017, MVRPC’s Miami Valley Equity Initiative focuses on addressing existing inequity in the Miami Valley Region. Working together with our residents, community leaders, and private and public organizations in the Region, Miami Valley Equity Initiative achieves the following two goals:

  1. Increase the awareness of our pressing matters of racial and economic inequity by sharing and disseminating the findings from the Miami Valley Equity Regional Profile.
  2. Take collaborative action steps to ensure that our Region, communities, and neighborhoods provide adequate resources and access to opportunities for all residents to succeed and take part in the Region’s future prosperity.

For more information about MVRPC’s Miami Valley Equity Initiative or to schedule a presentation on the Miami Valley Equity Regional Profile, please contact Martin Kim, Director of Regional Planning at


Miami Valley Regional Equity Profile

equity regional profileThe Miami Valley Equity Regional Profile, published in July 2017, provides insights on the issue of equity and tells the story of inequity in the Miami Valley Region.

Developed in partnership with the nationally recognized Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at the Ohio State University, the Miami Valley Regional Equity Profile provides historical context on the issue of equity and examines equity in terms of places, people, and their access to opportunity. The profile presents an analysis of equity at the regional and sub-regional level including historical trends from 1980 to 2010 and a comprehensive look at equity for 2014 with interactive maps.

Visit for the Miami Valley Regional Equity Profile.

Equity Newsletter

MVRPC is publishing a biannual Equity Newsletter highlighting equity issues, opportunities, and accomplishments by MVRPC and others. Sign up to join the mailing list and have the newsletter delivered to you inbox. Or read past issues below.

Equity Newsletter October 2019 - Download or view in browser.