Diversity & Inclusion Statement

Organizational Statement on Diversity, Economic Equity/Justice and Inclusion

The Adirondack Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) defines diversity as differences in race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical and/or mental capabilities and religious beliefs. AEDC recognizes equity as providing fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all people, with a goal of eliminating the barriers that have prevented the full economic participation of all groups. AEDC defines inclusion as creating environments in which any individual or group can be and feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued to fully participate.

AEDC is committed to building a community of its staff, board members and partners that hold diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values.  BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Directors of AEDC hereby endorses diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values of the organization.