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Dear Next President: Lend a Hand to Our Entrepreneurs

We are a nation divided, in which a small percentage of the country enjoys a robust economy while others wither. The next president can do a lot by helping startups nationwide. July 29, 2016 Dear Madam or Mister President: The United States is facing an emerging national crisis simmering just below the surface, one that…

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Celebrating Startups Across America, Today and Everyday

Startups have long been a hallmark of the U.S. economy, building leading industries and creating the high-paying jobs of the future. America idealizes its most dynamic innovation hubs in places like Silicon Valley, Boston and New York, but the startup scene is present in small towns and large cities, red states and blue states, and…

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U.S. Senate Hearing on the Decline of American Entrepreneurship

John W Lettieri, EIG’s cofounder and senior director for policy and strategy, recently testified before the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship at its hearing on the state of American entrepreneurship. In his testimony, Lettieri spoke of the decline of U.S. entrepreneurship as the central feature of an overall decline in economic dynamism — one that…

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Capital Fuels Innovation, Innovation Fuels Our Cities

This week, our friends at 1776 released a new report — Innovation That Matters — ranking the top 25 U.S. cities in terms of how ready each is to take advantage of the growing digital economy. The rankings were based on the cities’ aggregate performance in dozens of key indicators, including successful startup exits and…

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In The News: The Investing in Opportunity Act

On April 27, Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representatives Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Congressman Ron Kind(D-WI), introduced the Investing in Opportunity Act (IIOA). Below is a list of stories covering the launch of IIOA. Click on any link to read more about how this legislation could revitalize economically distressed communities…

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