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

E​IG is a bipartisan public policy organization, ​founded in 2013, ​combining 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 works to advance creative policy proposals that will bring new jobs, investment, and economic growth to U.S. communities.

EIG is a leading voice in bringing geographic inequality into the national conversation, analyzing the impact of the decline in entrepreneurship and economic dynamism, and exploring the future of the economy. Some examples of our projects include:

  • 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 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 ​E​conomy, 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, including in the development of the bipartisan In​vesting in Opportunity Act (IIOA), Federal legislation that would put billions of dollars in ​new private investment to work in distressed communities throughout America.

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. EIG was recognized as a runner-up for Prospect Magazine’s 2017 Think Tank Awards in economics and finance.


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