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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.

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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

Getting ahead in the city is hard. In rural America, it’s even harder.

/   Jim Tankersley, Vox

A new report highlights the geographic divide in economic mobility. It has been snowed over by the rallying stock market and the cascade of controversies in the early months of the Trump administration, but the 2016 election revealed a deep economic and geographic divide in America. That divide remains critical — though not sufficient —…

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Is the American Dream Alive or Dead? It Depends on Where You Look

EIG has joined county-level data from our Distressed Communities Index (DCI) with the economic mobility estimates created by Raj Chetty’s team at Harvard’s Equality of Opportunity Project (EOP)

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A nation of entrepreneurs in retreat

/   David D. Haynes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The American economy is still dynamic and robust — the best in the world in many ways, and there are plenty of smart, innovative companies in Wisconsin. Think Epic Systems, Johnson Controls or Ariens. But beneath the thin veneer of rosy topline economic statistics, most of which look good right now, I see some signs for…

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Events

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...

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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...

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The Millennial Mindset

Georgetown University, Rafik B. Hariri Building, Fisher Colloquium

Event Overview   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....

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