Events

The 8th Annual Summit on the Economy

Capital Hilton

Event Overview The 8th Annual Summit on the Economy, organized by the Governor’s Woods Foundation and the Economic Innovation Group, assembled a diverse array of economic thinkers, innovators, policymakers, technologists, business leaders, and media commentators who wrestled through the questions of how to best understand and tackle the vast challenges...

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2018 Rise of The Rest Road Trip

Since 2014, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest tour has traveled 8,000 miles to 33 cities and invested in local startups across the country. EIG was excited to join the 7th edition of this road trip series, ROTR’s spring 2018 tour, will traverse the Southeastern United States, making stops in Dallas,...

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2018 AEO National Microbusiness Conference

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

From April 30 to May 2, 2018, EIG joined leaders from across the microbusiness and microfinance industry for the 2018 AEO National Microbusiness Conference: Moving Main Street Forward. More than 600 executives, decision-makers, microfinance practitioners, advocates, policymakers, small business advisors, educators, funders, investors, fintech influentials and entrepreneurs from across the...

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VentureBeat BLUEPRINT 2018

Nevada Museum of Art

Tech companies on the coasts are finding it more difficult to attract and retain talent due to rising costs and quality of life impacts. Meanwhile, America’s fly over states are seeing an incredible tech resurgence and could offer up a solution to traditional tech centers looking for an HQ2 expansion....

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NaCo 2018 Legislative Conference

Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington, D.C.

The National Association of Counties Legislative Conference, held annually in Washington, D.C., brings together over 2,000 elected and appointed county officials to focus on federal policy issues that impact counties and our residents. The 2018 Legislative Conference was a can’t-miss event, serving to elevate the county voice at the national...

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CDFA Opportunity Zones State Strategy Meeting

Economic Innovation Group

The 2018 CDFA Opportunity Zones State Strategy Meeting convened investors, economic development officials, academics and researchers for a day of in-depth conversation about the new federal Opportunity Zones program. Sessions were held on technical guidance for choosing, designating and implementing zones, how investors view opportunity zones, and driving impact investing to...

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Sorenson Impact 2018 Winter Innovation Summit

David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

The Winter Innovation Summit is the premier cross-industry event in social impact, innovation, and investing. The 2018 Summit brought together policymakers, funders, nonprofits, and social entrepreneurs to explore the future of social innovation across the globe. EIG joined this exciting cadre of thinkers to explore the latest breakthroughs in social...

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2018 Bentonville Conference on American Life

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

The inaugural Bentonville Conference on American Life convened thought leaders from the worlds of business, media, and government to explore the numerous challenges facing American families today. EIG Executive Director Steve Glickman moderated an enlivening panel on the economic revitalization of communities, focusing on how community and economic development officials...

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CityAge: The New American City

Grand Hyatt Washington

The 7th edition of CityAge: The New American City gathered a select national network of urban leaders in Washington, DC on November 29 & 30 to look at how to build opportunity amid the major demographic and technological changes happening in American urban regions. Prior editions of the event have...

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2017 Rise of the Rest Road Trip

Over the past three years, Economic Innovation Group has been a proud partner on Revolution’s Rise of the Rest tour. Revolution and EIG have traveled to cities across America, learning about local startups across the country are deriving countless insights about the political and social factors that allow entrepreneurship to...

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National Governors’ Association 2017 Policy Institute for Governors’ Economic Advisors

Governor Calvert House, Annapolis, MD

The 2017 Institute for Governors’ Economic Policy Advisors brought together governors’ top economic development staff to network, learn from each other, and hear from experts who follow economic development trends across the states. The discussion topics included: entrepreneurship; model capital access programs for small business; venture capital in states; technology...

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Startups and Entrepreneurship: Creating Jobs and Revitalizing Communities

North Auditorium at the Capitol Visitors Center

The Economic Innovation Group, New Democrat Coalition, 1776, Venture for America, and GENERATION STARTUP hosted an honest, in-the-trenches look at what it takes to launch a startup and a discussion about empowering startups and building thriving communities. John Lettieri, Co-founder and Senior Director for Policy and Strategy at Economic Innovation Group, moderated...

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