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EIG Welcomes Chris Slevin as Vice President

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

Latest News

New Opportunity Zones Could Jumpstart Depressed Economies. If Only We Knew.

/   Benjamin Harris, Wall Street Journal

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created new Opportunity Zones designed to funnel much-needed investment to distressed communities.

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Amazon HQ2 Was an ‘Unfortunate Distraction’ From ‘Needy Communities’

/   J. Brian Charles, Governing Magazine

The online retail giant’s plans in New York attracted bad PR for a new federal program aimed at helping economically distressed areas like Long Island City.

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Opportunity Zones must work for working businesses

/   Stefan Pryor, Vale Hale & Don Pierson, The Hill

In the first quarter of 2018, we and our colleagues worked with our governors to designate our states’ Opportunity Zones.

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Events

The 8th Annual Summit on the Economy

Capital Hilton

Event Overview The 8th Annual Summit on the Economy, organized by the Governor’s Woods Foundation and the Economic Innovation Group, assembled a diverse array of economic thinkers, innovators, policymakers, technologists, business leaders, and media commentators who wrestled through the questions of how to best understand and tackle the vast challenges...

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2018 Rise of The Rest Road Trip

Since 2014, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest tour has traveled 8,000 miles to 33 cities and invested in local startups across the country. EIG was excited to join the 7th edition of this road trip series, ROTR’s spring 2018 tour, will traverse the Southeastern United States, making stops in Dallas,...

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2018 AEO National Microbusiness Conference

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

From April 30 to May 2, 2018, EIG joined leaders from across the microbusiness and microfinance industry for the 2018 AEO National Microbusiness Conference: Moving Main Street Forward. More than 600 executives, decision-makers, microfinance practitioners, advocates, policymakers, small business advisors, educators, funders, investors, fintech influentials and entrepreneurs from across the...

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