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The Promise of Opportunity Zones

TESTIMONY BEFORE THE JOINT ECONOMIC COMMITTEE OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS  JOHN W. LETTIERI, CO-FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT, ECONOMIC INNOVATION GROUP  “The Promise of Opportunity Zones” May 17, 2018   Introduction Chairman Paulsen, Ranking Member Heinrich, and members of the committee: it is a pleasure to be with you today. I am the Co-founder and President of the…

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Economic Inequality and Health Inequality Are Inextricably Linked

/   John Lettieri and Steve Glickman, CityLab

Our organization, the Economic Innovation Group (EIG), works to shed light on the socioeconomic fault lines dividing American communities. We recently cross-walked county-level measures of economic well-being from EIG’s Distressed Communities Index (DCI) with data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), finding that distressed counties have drug death rates that are on…

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Where’d All the Millennial Entrepreneurs Go?

/   Jayson DeMers, Entrepreneur

Last year, John Lettieri of the Economic Innovation Group testified before the U.S. Senate that millennials were on track to be the “least entrepreneurial generation” in the past 100 years. … By: Jayson DeMers, Entrepreneur Read the full article here.

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A path for revitalizing South Dakota’s “Left Behind” Communities

/   John Lettieri and Steve Glickman, Capital Journal

As tax reform moves through Congress to spur economic growth, many Americans are still feeling left behind by the recent economic recovery. Our research shows that these anxieties are not misplaced. Economic well-being varies drastically between communities, often blocks apart from one another. One in six Americans are living in distressed communities nationwide. … By:…

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Letters: Diplomacy abroad, ‘left behind’ communities and more

/   John Lettieri and Steve Glickman, Ithaca Journal

Many Americans still feel left behind by the recent economic recovery. Our research shows that these anxieties are not misplaced. Economic well-being varies drastically between communities, often blocks apart from one another. One in six Americans are living in distressed communities nationwide, rural and urban alike. … By: John Lettieri and Steve Glickman, Ithaca Journal…

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