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The Neighborhood Poverty Project

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

Weekly Update on COVID-19’s Impact on Business Formation and Entrepreneurship

In April 2020, EIG began tracking COVID-19’s impact on prospective entrepreneurial activity in the United States in a blog post analyzing new weekly data on business formation provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. EIG will continue to provide updates of this dataset to keep a pulse on the latest trends in business formation. The statistics…

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EIG Webinar | The Spread and Persistence of Neighborhood Poverty: Lessons for the COVID-19 Response

By August Benzow The Economic Innovation Group (EIG) recently launched the Neighborhood Poverty Project, which features two reports that analyze the spread and persistence of high-poverty neighborhoods throughout the United States over the last four decades. Together, these reports find that while the last national economic expansion brought growth and prosperity to many areas, it…

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Opportunity Zone Deals Are Accelerating As Program Starts To Look More Attractive

/   Joseph Pimentel and Jon Bannister, Bisnow

In the first month after the coronavirus ground the U.S. economy to a halt, the opportunity zone marketplace had slowed along with the rest of the commercial real estate industry. The opportunity zones program has been described by the Trump administration as a tool to inject hundreds of billions of dollars into underserved communities. In…

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Events

EIG Webinar | Navigating COVID: Addressing the Economic Impact and Launching an Equitable Recovery

Join the Economic Innovation Group (EIG) for a moderated discussion with EIG Economic Advisors Austan Goolsbee and Kenneth Rogoff on the current economic situation and lessons from the Great Recession for mitigating the fallout from COVID-19 and setting the country on a path for a strong, dynamic, and inclusive recovery....

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EIG Webinar | The Spread and Persistence of Neighborhood Poverty: Lessons for the COVID-19 Response

The Economic Innovation Group (EIG) recently launched the Neighborhood Poverty Project with two new reports analyzing the spread and persistence of high-poverty neighborhoods throughout the United States over the last four decades. The research finds that while the last national economic expansion brought growth and prosperity to many areas, it...

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OZ Webinar Series: Capital strategies for fortifying local economies during the crisis and recovery

Join the Economic Innovation Group and guest speaker Bruce Katz, Director of the Nowak Metro Finance Lab at Drexel University, for a discussion on community capital strategies during the economic crisis and recovery.   Since mid-March, local governments and nonprofits have responded swiftly to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19 by...

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