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The Once and Future Worker: A Q&A with author Oren Cass

This article is the first in a new EIG Authors Series in which we explore policy issues and ideas with experts from across the ideological spectrum. In this inaugural piece, EIG’s John Lettieri speaks with the Manhattan Institute’s Oren Cass to discuss his new book, The Once and Future Worker: A Vision for the Renewal of Work in…

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What to Know: U.S. Treasury Announces Proposed Guidance on Opportunity Zones

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has issued proposed regulations on the Opportunity Zones tax incentive and the operation of Opportunity Funds. This guidance is a significant first step that will help unlock market activity and economic impact in Opportunity Zones – but only a first step. Many key questions remain unanswered and additional rounds…

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Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Hearing on Expanding Opportunities for Small Businesses Through the Tax Code

TESTIMONY BEFORE THE U.S. SENATE COMMITTEE ON SMALL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP Expanding Opportunities for Small Businesses Through the Tax Code by John Lettieri Introduction Chairman Risch, Ranking Member Cardin, and members of the Committee: My name is John Lettieri and I am the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Economic Innovation Group (EIG), a bipartisan…

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Opportunity Zones: The Map Comes Into Focus

Key takeaways: The first phase of Opportunity Zones implementation is now complete: The U.S. Treasury Secretary has now certified the census tracts nominated by the governor of every U.S. state and territory and the mayor of Washington, D.C. For the next ten years, private investors will be eligible for certain tax benefits in return for…

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The Promise of Opportunity Zones

TESTIMONY BEFORE THE JOINT ECONOMIC COMMITTEE OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS  JOHN W. LETTIERI, CO-FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT, ECONOMIC INNOVATION GROUP  “The Promise of Opportunity Zones” May 17, 2018   Introduction Chairman Paulsen, Ranking Member Heinrich, and members of the committee: it is a pleasure to be with you today. I am the Co-founder and President of the…

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