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EIG’s Quarterly Entrepreneurship Reading Guide: Summer 2016

The latest and greatest research and commentary from the field. This quarter’s reading guide reviews the latest hearings, reports, and commentary on all things entrepreneurship. It goes in-depth on communities underrepresented in the nation’s startup landscape and focuses on access to capital as well.  Check out the book recommendations for some summer beach readings too….

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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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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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