NEWS & RELEASES

Joint Statement by the Southern Economic Advancement Project and Brookings on Regional Commissions Reports

Scholars and researchers with the Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) at the Brookings Institution and the Southern Economic Advancement Project (SEAP) recently met with federal co-chairs of the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) and Southeast Crescent Regional Commission (SCRC) to share outcomes of their recent reports, highlighting the opportunities for economic growth, poverty reduction, and capacity building in persistently poor regions in the South.  The Promoting

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We’re Hiring: Outreach and Digital Associate

About Us: Launched in 2019, the Southern Economic Advancement Project (SEAP) partners with policy thinkers and doers to amplify their efforts and bridge gaps in policy infrastructure. SEAP’s goal is to advance policies that improve economic security, healthcare access, and environmental justice for all Southerners—acting as a connector, convener, and policy entrepreneur across issues and states, translating good ideas to the Southern context. SEAP researches

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North Carolina Residents Struggle with Economic Challenges; Support Statewide Policy Action

TO: Interested PartiesFROM: Michael Perry, PerryUndem, and the Southern Economic Advancement ProjectRE: New Poll Showcases Concerns of North Carolina Residents PerryUndem, a nonpartisan research firm, commissioned a statewide survey to gain a deeper understanding of how North Carolina residents feel about their state, challenges in their communities and on a personal level, and policy priorities. Conducted May–June 2022, the poll reveals widespread challenges and concerns

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Georgia Residents Struggle with Economic Challenges; Supportive of Statewide Policy Actions

TO: Interested PartiesFROM: Fair Count, GALEO Impact Fund, Georgia ACT, Latino Community Fund, New Georgia Project, and the Southern Economic Advancement ProjectRE: New Poll Showcases Concerns of Georgia Residents PerryUndem, a nonpartisan research firm, commissioned a statewide survey to gain a deeper understanding of how Georgia residents feel about their state, challenges in their communities and on a personal level, and policy priorities. Conducted May–June

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SEAP Releases White Paper focused on Promoting Development in the Black Belt Region: A Plan for the Southeast Crescent Regional Commission

ATLANTA – Today, the Southern Economic Advancement Project (SEAP) released a comprehensive white paper examining the recent establishment of the Southeast Crescent Regional Commission (SCRC). SEAP partnered with five scholars to explore the unique challenges of the Black Belt Region and compile a list of recommendations for how the Commission could maximize its impact on the community and economic development within this region. SCRC’s purpose

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