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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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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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