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  • 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.

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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

Trump’s Quiet Economic Crisis

/   Steve Glickman & John Lettieri, Fox News

We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people.”  The opening words of President Trump’s inaugural address likely foreshadow the theme for his first address before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday – an opportunity to define his…

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New Anti-Poverty Legislation Aimed at Private Investors

/   Alexandra DeSanctis, National Review

A bipartisan group of congressmen recently introduced a new bill intended to reinvigorate America’s poorest communities. The Investing in Opportunity Act (IOA) will allow investors to temporarily delay paying capital-gains taxes on their investments if they choose to reinvest the money into “opportunity zones” or distressed communities across the country. The legislation was cosponsored in…

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Report: After Recession, Metro Areas Are Losing Businesses

/   Leah Binkovitz, The Rivard Report

Since the recession, the number of cities losing more businesses than adding new ones has been consistently higher than in the previous three decades. The trend, addressed in a new report from the Economic Innovation Group, highlights how the country’s economy shifted in the wake of the recession and has concentrated its growth in a handful…

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Previous Events

21st Century Cures Act

Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium

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 approved by Congress...

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The Millennial Mindset

Georgetown University, Rafik B. Hariri Building, Fisher Colloquium

The results of a new survey of Millennials conducted by EIG and EY painted a complex picture of a generation convinced the economy is failing them, one that is willing to work hard to better their lot, and one that is very uncertain about what comes next. On October 17th,...

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Millennials and the Economy

EIG Headquarters

On September 22nd, EIG and EY hosted a bipartisan discussion on the results of their national public opinion survey of Millennials. The survey gauged Millennial views on a variety of issues related to the economy and the challenges they face almost seven years into the recovery from the Great Recession....

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