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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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America needs a bar and restaurant bailout

/   Matthew Yglesias, Vox

But the financial problems with restricting bars and restaurants have a pretty straightforward solution — bail them out — while the public health value of imposing an indoor mask mandate is significant. Congress should consider bailouts of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops, and states and cities that need tax revenue. It will save lives, create…

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Coalition of Leading Business and Policy Groups Urge Support for the Recovery Sector Loan Program and Changes to Broaden Eligibility

Washington, D.C. – Today, in a letter to congressional leadership, the Economic Innovation Group (EIG) and a broad coalition of leading business advocacy groups issued support for the small business Recovery Sector Loan program proposed as part of the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) Act. The coalition — ranging from event management…

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OZ Webinar Series: Supporting Operating Businesses in Opportunity Zones

The final Opportunity Zones (OZ) regulations provided much-needed certainty and clarity for investors interested in supporting OZ operating businesses. A number of models for investment and partnership have emerged to help drive innovation and empower local entrepreneurs in communities across the nation. Join the Economic Innovation Group on July 28...

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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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