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

Watch John Lettieri's JEC Testimony

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

  • Dynamism in Retreat

    A study examining the critical implications of declining economic dynamism in the United States.

    Read Now

  • The Distressed Communities Index

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

    Read Now

  • Investing in Opportunity Act

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

    Read Now

Latest News

‘Union Market Talks’ Event Brings Together City And Business Leaders, Renowned Journalists And Celebrated Author To Explore Inclusive Prosperity And ‘The New Urban Crisis’

/   PR Newswire, Yahoo Finance

EDENS, a leading national retail real estate developer, hosted Union Market Talks last week at Union Market’s Dock 5 with Richard Florida to celebrate the launch of his new book, The New Urban Crisis. EDENS partnered with the Urban Land Institute, the Economic Innovation Group and CityLab to bring together nearly four hundred D.C. thought leaders and community advocates. “Discussing inclusive prosperity in…

Read More

Don Cunningham: Federal economic growth policy is a Rubik’s Cube

/   Don Cunningham, The Morning Call

As I returned last week from two days of discussions and speeches in Washington, D.C., with economists, economic development leaders and members of the Trump administration, my thoughts turned to the Rubik’s Cube. Remember the Rubik’s Cube? It was equal parts entertaining, confusing, challenging, frustrating, and usually unfinished. Once a year the International Economic Development…

Read More

How to Create Jobs Across America: Investing in Opportunity

/   Ross Baird, Virginia Review of Politics

Every great American company was once a startup. Under Armour launched in a basement in DC; Nike grew up on a running track in Oregon; Microsoft started in a garage in Albuquerque, and Dell kicked off from a dorm room in Texas. Three hundred thousand people work for those four companies — and none of those jobs…

Read More
All news


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...

Learn More

Union Market Talks: The New Urban Crisis

Union Market

Event Overview   EDENS, along with Urban Land Institute, Economic Innovation Group, and The Atlantic’s CityLab, invites you to the launch of best-selling author, Richard Florida’s new book, “The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class—and What We Can Do About...

Learn More

21st Century Cures Act

Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium

Event Overview   On December 13th, the 21st Century Cures Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama. This bipartisan legislation will significantly increase funding for scientific and medical research, and strengthen the process of translating scientific innovations into life-saving treatments for patients. The 21st Century Cures Act, which was...

Learn More

All events
Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now