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Economic Innovation Group Statement on U.S. Treasury’s Second Set of Proposed Rules for Opportunity Zones

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued the second set of proposed regulations related to Opportunity Zones, a bipartisan initiative included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The Economic Innovation Group’s President and CEO, John Lettieri, said, “The success of this initiative depends, first and foremost, upon a regulatory framework that…

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Economic Innovation Group Releases New Report on Demographic Decline and “Heartland Visas”

Today, the Economic Innovation Group (EIG) released a new report revealing how unprecedented demographic challenges are impacting regional economies through the housing market, local government finances, and depressed rates of business dynamism. “From Managing Decline to Building the Future,” authored by Adam Ozimek of Moody’s Analytics and EIG’s Kenan Fikri and John Lettieri, documents how…

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Economic Innovation Group Welcomes Rachel Reilly as Director of Impact Strategy

Washington, D.C. – The Economic Innovation Group (EIG) today announced that Rachel Reilly has joined the organization as director of impact strategy. In her new role, Rachel will take the lead on EIG’s efforts to support communities, policymakers and investors in their efforts to catalyze sustainable economic growth across the country through Opportunity Zones and…

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Economic Innovation Group Releases New Paper on the Use and Abuse of Non-Compete and No-Poach Agreements

 Today, the Economic Innovation Group (EIG) released a new paper, “The Use, Abuse, and Enforceability of Non-Compete and No-Poach Agreements: A Brief Review of the Theory, Evidence, and Recent Reform Efforts.” The paper, authored by University of Maryland Smith School of Business Professor Evan Starr, one of the nation’s leading experts on the subject, explores…

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Economic Innovation Group Welcomes Chris Slevin as Vice President

Washington, D.C. – The Economic Innovation Group (EIG) today announced that Chris Slevin has joined the organization as vice president. In this role, Slevin will play a key role in developing EIG’s policy agenda and advancing its efforts as a leading bipartisan research and advocacy organization. “Chris will be a tremendous asset to EIG and…

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