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Huntsville/Madison County Chamber launches survey on racial equality in local military community

Groups affiliated with the local military community can take the survey through March 18.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala — The Huntsville/Madison County Chamber is running a survey to help understand sentiments regarding racial equality from the area's military community.

The chamber said this survey is an effort to build on the Association of Defense Communities and Booz Allen Hamilton's "One Military, One Community" initiative.

Click here to take the online survey.

"As a community with a large and growing federal presence, it’s important for us to understand local sentiments regarding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and consider how we might advance our efforts in that regard," the chamber said in a statement.

Groups affiliated with the local military community can take the survey through March 18.

The survey's targeted audience includes military service members, dependents, spouses, domestic partners, veterans, Department of Defense civilians and contractors, NASA civil servants and contractors and FBI and ATF personnel.

The chamber said the survey information will be shared with local news media, Team Redstone, The Redstone rocket, local family readiness groups, military spouse networks and other professional associations.

“We anticipate many opportunities to grow this sector of our economy in the future, and it is imperative that we continue to address DEI issues to make our regional as attractive as possible to all potential employees and residents,” said Huntsville/Madison County Chamber Senior Vice President of Government & Public Affairs Mike Ward.

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