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The Divided City: An Author Q&A with Alan Mallach

This article is the second in a new EIG Authors Series in which we explore policy issues and ideas with experts from diverse backgrounds and across the ideological spectrum. Here, Alan Mallach, a senior fellow at the Center for Community Progress discusses his recent book, The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America. Mallach’s…

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Economic Innovation Group Welcomes Rachel Reilly as Director of Impact Strategy

Washington, D.C. – The Economic Innovation Group (EIG) today announced that Rachel Reilly has joined the organization as director of impact strategy. In her new role, Rachel will take the lead on EIG’s efforts to support communities, policymakers and investors in their efforts to catalyze sustainable economic growth across the country through Opportunity Zones and…

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The Use, Abuse, and Enforceability of Non-Compete and No-Poach Agreements

By Evan Starr, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business Policymakers from across the political spectrum have zeroed in on non-competes and no-poach agreements as contributors to the steady decline of the United States’ storied economic dynamism. Economists have documented that these rapidly-spreading provisions deter entrepreneurship, prevent workers from earning what…

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OZ Insights: IRS Hearing and Understanding Impact

Yesterday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) hosted a public hearing on the notice of proposed rulemaking for Investing in Opportunity Funds released last October. The hearing itself was a testament to the enthusiastic interest in the incentive: the line to get into the building was 90 minutes long at times, the auditorium was filled to…

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Economic Innovation Group Welcomes Chris Slevin as Vice President

Washington, D.C. – The Economic Innovation Group (EIG) today announced that Chris Slevin has joined the organization as vice president. In this role, Slevin will play a key role in developing EIG’s policy agenda and advancing its efforts as a leading bipartisan research and advocacy organization. “Chris will be a tremendous asset to EIG and…

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