The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and School Board have adopted a joint policy for social and racial equity.

One Fairfax guides the county and schools to consider equity when delivering policies, programs and services.

Officials said the program benefits everyone and boosts economic growth for the county. 

According to a Policy Link and University of Southern California study, Fairfax County’s gross domestic product would have been $26.2 billion higher in 2012 if its racial gaps were closed. 

“When we are considering policies and programs in Fairfax County, we’re looking through the lens of equity to make sure that all people within our community have the same potential for opportunity,” said Sharon Bulova, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Chairman.

The county said the program will focus on housing, education, the environment and transportation.