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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

  • 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

Five reasons the US job market is not as rosy as it looks

/   Dominic Rushe, The Guardian

According to the Economic Innovation Group, 52.3 million Americans live in “economically distressed communities” – a measure that includes poverty rates, housing vacancies and education as well as income and hiring. That represents one in six Americans, or 17% of the US population. … By: Dominic Rushe, The Guardian Read the full article here.

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Munis: A Path To Bridge The Wealth Gap

/   VanEck, Seeking Alpha

A widely cited recent study from the Economic Innovation Group helps quantify just how uneven the recovery has been. The study, which examined the years from 2011 to 2015, looked at seven key metrics to evaluate the economic health of communities by zip code throughout the U.S.: adults without a high school diploma, poverty rates,…

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Why Millennials Should All Move to North Dakota

/   Sean Braswell, OZY

The Opportunity Index scores reaffirm similar findings elsewhere. A 2014 study on intergenerational mobility in the U.S. published by the National Bureau of Economic Research also found that the most upwardly mobile region in the country was the Great Plains. And a 2017 study on U.S. economic opportunity from the Economic Innovation Group, a policy…

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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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