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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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Joint Economic Committee Hearing on the Decline of Economic Opportunity in the United States: Causes and Consequences

April 5, 2017: John W Lettieri, Economic Innovation Group *Watch the full hearing here. Introduction Chairman Tiberi, Ranking Member Heinrich, Vice Chairman Lee, and members of the committee: Thank you for the opportunity to testify today. Many ingredients that helped the United States forge the world’s leading economy over the past century are now the…

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In Case You Missed It…

The latest round-up of all EIG-related content. We have been hard at work at EIG in 2017. From producing original research to working with a diverse group of partners to championing innovative policy, we are working every day to address our nation’s most pressing economic challenges. Recently, we have shared our thoughts on President Trump’s…

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Six Ways to Understand America’s Dynamism Crisis

How dynamic is the U.S. economy? Far less dynamic than it used to be, according to EIG’s latest report, Dynamism in Retreat. Fewer businesses open and close each year, fewer workers change jobs, and fewer people are moving across the country than ever on record. The collapse in dynamism during the Great Recession, particularly the…

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