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Unlocking the Economic Potential of More American Communities

EIG Proud to Lead Diverse Group Supporting the Investing in Opportunity Act Yesterday, 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. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation would create a new model for unlocking private investment in economically distressed communities in…

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Millennial entrepreneurship unlikely to be silver bullet for U.S. economy

Widely perceived as creative, diverse and optimistic — not to mention overeducated and underemployed — millennials are often looked to as the most promising cohort of innovators and entrepreneurs in generations. But as researchers take a closer look, these assumptions are proving to be mere stereotypes. In fact, the Small Business Administration released a report…

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5 Key Takeaways from the Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity

Six Republican presidential candidates gathered in South Carolina on Saturday to discuss poverty and economic mobility in the United States at the Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity. EIG co-sponsored the forum along with the Jack Kemp Foundation, American Enterprise Institute, and Opportunity Lives. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) moderated the conversation…

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Ten Questions Every Candidate Should Answer About Poverty and Opportunity in America

Tomorrow, seven Republican presidential candidates will gather at the Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity in Columbia, South Carolina, to discuss poverty and its causes, as well as their strategies for expanding economic opportunity in the United States (check C-SPAN or here for the live stream). EIG is proudly co-sponsoring the forum because the topic couldn’t be…

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Join EIG at the Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity

Many Americans still aren’t feeling the recovery from the Great Recession, and the state of our economy is too complex to be captured by political slogans or broad, national numbers that only tell one story for millions of people. That’s why EIG is building a richer understanding of our economic well-being by closely examining geographic…

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