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Why Crowdfunding Matters for American Entrepreneurs

On Friday, October 30, the SEC announced important new rules pertaining to Title III of the JOBS Act that will for the first time allow retail investors to use crowdfunding to take an equity stake in private businesses.   Crowdfunding’s rapid growth is helping democratize access to capital for entrepreneurs around the country, many of whom are underserved by…

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EIG Is Proud To Welcome Dan Gilbert As The Newest Member Of Our Founders Circle

The Economic Innovation Group (EIG) — dedicated to advancing solutions that empower entrepreneurs and investors to forge a more dynamic and entrepreneurial economy throughout America — is proud to announce Dan Gilbert, Founder and Chairman of Quicken Loans, is joining the organization as a member of its Founders Circle. In addition to his role with…

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EIG Applauds New Bipartisan, Bicameral Working Group On Distressed Communities

On Thursday, a joint working group, led by Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representatives Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Ron Kind (D-WI), announced its plan to develop legislation to spur private sector investment in distressed communities across the country. The group includes Reps. Peter Roskam (R-IL), Terri Sewell (D-AL), Todd Young (R-IN),…

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A First Look: EIG’s Distressed Communities Index

Today, EIG is releasing a first look at our Distressed Communities Index (DCI), a customized dataset examining economic distress spanning nearly every community throughout the country. The DCI captures data from more than 25,000 zip codes (those with populations over 500 people). In all, it covers 99 percent – 244 million – of Americans over…

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Swing-state voters to candidates: Unlock entrepreneurs and investors for economic growth

/   John Lettieri and Steve Glickman,

When asked how they would rate the economic recovery, voters in states most likely to decide the 2016 presidential race answered: what recovery? As presidential hopefuls launch their bids to lead the world’s largest economy, they should heed the anxieties many voters feel about the economic climate in their local communities. Most are simply looking for good…

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