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Celebrating Startups Across America: Startup Day 2017

Since our founding, America has been continuously reshaped by entrepreneurs working to advance their ideas into realities. These innovators gave us the lightbulb, the ability to travel through air and space, and the personal computer to name a few. Our shared history of entrepreneurship has, in many ways, defined our country and the American Dream….

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Nationwide Decline of Economic Dynamism Demonstrated in New Interactive Tool

The most dynamic state today scores like one of the least dynamic states from two decades ago Recently, EIG released our Index of State Dynamism (ISD), a new way of measuring and analyzing the long-term decline in economic dynamism across the United States. The Index allows you to view and compare changes at the state,…

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U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Hearing on The Challenges and Opportunities of Running a Small Business in Rural America

April 26, 2017: John W Lettieri, Economic Innovation Group *Watch the full hearing here. Chairman Risch, Ranking Member Shaheen, and members of the committee, it is an honor to again have the opportunity to testify before this committee. The state of rural America is an issue of much interest and debate today. Rural entrepreneurship and…

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In Case You Missed It…

The latest round-up of all EIG-related content Newly Released — Is the American Dream Alive or Dead? It Depends on Where You Look is a new report that used findings from EIG’s “Distressed Communities Index”and economic mobility estimates created by Raj Chetty’s team at Harvard’s Equality of Opportunity Project (EOP), to examine the relationship between economic…

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New bill does hard job of injecting capital into needy communities

By John Lettieri and Steve Glickman *Originally published in The Hill on 3/28/17. In the midst of the most geographically divided economic recovery on record, it’s no surprise that communities desperate for economic growth often turn to expensive corporate tax incentives designed to produce a quick fix by luring or retaining local jobs and investment….

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