Empowering Entrepreneurs and Investors to Forge a More Dynamic U.S. Economy

Latest Data Show U.S. Entrepreneurship Remains Subdued

Our Priorities

  • Distressed Communities

    Revitalizing distressed communities through private investment

  • Entrepreneurship

    Supporting entrepreneurship and the growth of new business

  • Future of the Economy

    Championing a more innovative and accessible U.S. economy

  • Index of State Dynamism

    The Index of State Dynamism (ISD) combines seven economic indicators into a single measure of a state’s dynamism each year going back to 1992.

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  • The Distressed Communities Index

    A customized dataset examining and mapping economic distress and prosperity throughout America.

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  • Investing in Opportunity Act

    New legislation that will put billions of dollars in private investment to work in distressed communities throughout America.

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Latest News

Latest Data Show Entrepreneurship Remains Subdued in the United States

The U.S. Census Bureau released the latest annual update of its Business Dynamics Statistics dataset yesterday. The dataset is a critical source of information on trends in new business formation and the broader company landscape in the United States. Unfortunately, the new Census data underscores that, even as many areas of the economy continue to recover from…

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Let’s increase the impact of “On The Table”

/   Frank Martinelli, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

How bad is it? Take the 2016 Distressed Communities Index: Milwaukee is seventh from the bottom in the ranking of most economically distressed large cities. … By: Frank Martinelli, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service Read the full article here.

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How MONEY Chose the Best Places to Live

/   Kerri Anne Renzulli, Money

To create MONEY’s Best Places to Live ranking, we looked only at places with populations between 10,000 and 100,000. We eliminated any place that had more than double the national crime risk, less than 85% of its state’s median household income, or a lack of ethnic diversity. This gave us 2,400 places. Sources: […] Economic…

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Events

The 7th Annual Summit on the Economy

Capital Hilton

Event Overview The Economic Innovation Group and The Governor’s Woods Foundation co-hosted the 7th Annual Summit on the Economy with Steve Clemons from The Atlantic at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. Over 400 attendees heard from a diverse array of 33 economic thinkers, innovators, policymakers, business leaders, and media commentators who wrestled through the...

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Startups and Entrepreneurship: Creating Jobs and Revitalizing Communities

North Auditorium at the Capitol Visitors Center

Join the Economic Innovation Group, New Democrat Coalition, 1776, Venture for America, and GENERATION STARTUP for an honest, in-the-trenches look at what it takes to launch a startup and a discussion about empowering startups and building thriving communities. John Lettieri, Co-founder and Senior Director for Policy and Strategy at Economic Innovation Group,...

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Rise of the Rest Policy Summit 2017

Russell Senate Office Building, Kennedy Caucus Room (SR-325)

On Thursday, March 30, the Economic Innovation Group and Revolution brought together legislators, journalists, and a group of more than 100 founders, business leaders, and investors from the 26 cities visited on Steve Case’s and Revolution’s Rise of the Rest bus tour to discuss the current state of entrepreneurship across...

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