The latest round-up of all EIG-related content

Newly Released —

Is the American Dream Alive or Dead? It Depends on Where You Look is a new report that used findings from EIG’s “Distressed Communities Index”and economic mobility estimates created by Raj Chetty’s team at Harvard’s Equality of Opportunity Project (EOP), to examine the relationship between economic well-being and economic opportunity.

EIG Op-Ed: New bill does hard job of injecting capital into needy communities. By Steve Glickman and John W Lettieri, The Hill.

EIG in the News —

Getting ahead in the city is hard. In rural America, it’s even harder. By Jim Tankersley, Vox.

Where the American Dream Lives and Dies. By Tanvi Misra, CityLab.

Reaching Out to the Voters the Left Left Behind. By Thomas B. Edsall, The New York Times.

U.S. Cities Battle Each Other for Jobs With $45 Billion in Incentives. By Ruth Simon, The Wall Street Journal.

A nation of entrepreneurs in retreat. By David D. Haynes, The Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.

Why has the economic recovery been so uneven, especially in Ohio? By Jessica Wehrman, The Columbus Dispatch.

How to Deal with “Left Behind” America. By James Pethokoukis, AEI.

Numbers to Know —

3 Congressmen discussed the decline of economic dynamism: Rep. Ro Khanna on MSNBC’s Morning Joe in How Congress connects to jobs of the future, Rep. Seth Moulton on Crooked Team’s Pod Save America, and Sen. John Thune on the Senate Floor.

10 percent of economically distressed counties still manage to foster upward mobility for poor children. Read more in Is the American Dream Alive or Dead? It Depends on Where You Look.

11 minutes and 23 seconds into a recent episode of The Golden Mean,Rep. Derek Kilmer discusses the Investing in Opportunity Act.

80 percent of high-distress, low-mobility counties voted for Donald Trump in 2016, reports Jim Tankersley in Getting ahead in the city is hard. In rural America, it’s even harder.

627 firms were lost in Milwaukee between 2010 and 2014. Read more of our Dynamism in Retreat report findings in A nation of entrepreneurs in retreat by David D. Haynes via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

EIG on the Ground —

Last week, EIG’s Steve Glickman, EDENS’ CEO Jodie W. McLean, Urban Land Institute’s Tom Murphy, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Ron Brownstein of The Atlantic’s CityLab for the launch of best-selling author Richard Florida’s new book, The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class — and What We Can Do About It.

John W Lettieri was a presenter at the 2017 HOPE Global Forum on “Solving the Small Business Slowdown”. See the conversations from the 2017 annual meeting:

On Wednesday, April 5th, John W Lettieri testified in front of the Joint Economic Committee at a hearing on The Decline of Economic Opportunity in the United States: Causes and Consequences.

And on Thursday, March 30, the Economic Innovation Group and the team at Revolution brought together Senator Mark Warner, Senator Ben Sasse, Rep. Barbara Comstock, and Rep. Ro Khanna to meet with a group of entrepreneurs and local startup leaders from 26 cities for “Celebrating Startup Ecosystems Across the U.S.”

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