About Us

EIG brings together leading entrepreneurs, investors, economists, and policymakers from across the political spectrum to address America’s economic challenges.

Our Mission

EIG’s mission is to advance solutions that empower entrepreneurs and investors to forge a more dynamic economy throughout America.

Our Work

Founded by Sean Parker, John Lettieri, and Steve Glickman, EIG is a bipartisan public policy organization that combines innovative research and data-driven advocacy to address America’s most pressing economic challenges. From our headquarters in the nation’s capital, EIG convenes leading experts from the public and private sectors, develops original research, and advances creative policy proposals that bring new jobs, investment, and economic dynamism to U.S. communities.

EIG has been a national leader in bringing geographic inequality into the national conversation, analyzing the decline in economic dynamism, and developing ideas that strengthen the foundations of our economy. Some examples of our work include:

  • Opportunity Zones, based on the bipartisan Investing in Opportunity Act, Opportunity Zones is a national community investment tool established by Congress in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 to connect private capital with low-income urban and rural communities across America.
  • The Distressed Communities Index (DCI), a new and interactive way to visualize economic distress and prosperity across 25,000 zip codes in the U.S.
  • The Index of State Dynamism (ISD), a new and interactive way to measure and analyze the long-term decline in economic dynamism in each state, revealing a widespread departure from the entrepreneurial, mobile, and opportunistic traits that defined the most prosperous decades of the U.S. economy.
  • The New Map of Economic Growth and Recovery, a jarring look at the limited and concentrated nature of new business creation since the Great Recession.
  • The Millennial Economy, a national survey on the Millennial Generation’s views on everything from their personal financial situations to the jobs available in their communities to the trustworthiness of American institutions.
  • Dynamism in Retreat, a new study examining the critical implications of declining economic dynamism in the United States.

EIG works closely with policymakers on both sides of the aisle to build impactful coalitions and advance legislation that addresses the decline in entrepreneurship and economic dynamism across the country.

EIG’s work and commentary has been featured extensively in the media, and EIG organizes events and gatherings throughout the country with presidential candidates, local leaders, community developers, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and investors.

 

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