Operation HOPE’s John Hope Bryant Announces Business Plan for America at Milken Institute 2024 Global Conference

ATLANTA, May 8, 2024–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Operation HOPE, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping low- and moderate-income Americans thrive in an ever-changing economy, announced that its founder, Chairman and CEO, John Hope Bryant, yesterday revealed details of his Business Plan for America: An Argument for the Big Tent at the Milken Institute Global Conference 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

Using historical data and benchmarking, The Business Plan for America emphasizes that for America to remain a leading economic superpower, we must recognize how critical our diversity is to our success. He details:

  • How American demographics tend to become majority and minority

  • How effective capitalist models rely on diverse populations

  • Why cutting DEI initiatives is bad for business

  • Why we need to invest in the economic futures of people of color – primarily through financial literacy

  • Why we must increase individual wealth for all to ensure America’s global leadership position

Mr. Bryant detailed his plan at the Milken Conference in a closed-door session informally titled “The DEI Redesign: Assessing Progress and Hindsight” with fellow panelists Bill Ackman (Founder and CEO, Pershing Square Capital), Dina DiLorenzo (president of Guggenheim Investments), Jarvis V. Hollingsworth (president of Teacher Retirement System of Texas) and R. Don Peebles (president of The Peebles Corporation).

“America’s greatest resource is its people, and we are doing a disservice to our country’s future by not taking an honest look at where our people are financially, how we got here, and how we can ensure that every American has the opportunity to generate wealth The facts about where our nation stands in a globally competitive landscape and where our citizens stand in terms of financial security are both critically important and under. -estimated. Business Plan for America was created to help us focus on the long term as we move toward a majority-minority population and to help us build scale toward upward mobility to secure our collective future,” said Mr. Bryant .

About Operation HOPE, Inc.
Since 1992, Operation HOPE has moved America from civil rights to “money rights” with a mission to ensure that free enterprise and capitalism benefit the underserved, eliminating poverty for millions young people and adults with low and moderate incomes across the country. Through its community improvement model, HOPE Inside, which was named 2016 Innovator of the Year by American Banker Magazine, Operation HOPE has served more than 4 million people and led more than 3 .2 billion dollars of economic activity flowed into disenfranchised communities, transforming customers into check cashing. into bank customers, renters into homeowners, small business dreamers into small business owners, minimum wage workers into living wage consumers, and uncertain disaster victims into financially empowered disaster survivors. For more information: Follow the HOPE conversation on TwitterFacebook, Instagram or LinkedIn.

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