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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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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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EIG’s Quarterly Entrepreneurship Reading Guide

The latest and greatest research and commentary from the field. The last few months have seen a flurry of research published into under-explored corners of the field. Highlights include ground-breaking new research into high-potential entrepreneurship from MIT, an in-depth look at entrepreneurial accelerators from Brookings, new evidence on the poor state of competition in the…

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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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