Domestic Excellence

Strengthening America's Economy

Making our economy thrive by identifying ideas for promoting innovation, entrepreneurship, and faster, more inclusive growth.

$804B

2018 government deficit

12.7%

Percent of GDP constituted by Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid

$1.3T

Projected 2022 government deficit

Smarter fiscal, regulatory, workforce, innovation, and place-based policies will promote growth and make democratic capitalism better for all Americans.

However, misguided policies discourage job creation, entrepreneurship, and economic opportunity for too many Americans, impeding the upward mobility that has always been central to America's promise.

Setting America's Economy Free

Our work draws from economic policy-making experience at the highest levels, private sector expertise, and the cutting edge of research in economics to identify ideas for promoting innovation, entrepreneurship, and faster, more inclusive growth.

Our Agenda for Promoting Economic Opportunity in America

Improved economic development policies to reverse growing high vs. low opportunity geographic patterns and help struggling cities and towns reinvent themselves as engines of upward mobility.

Workforce initiatives to create better paths to fulfilling, remunerative 21st century work.

Strategies to promote wealth-building for American families and to address the barriers to upward mobility posed by housing affordability challenges.

Sustainable fiscal reform to create more growth-friendly tax policies and to stabilize the spiraling national debt.

 

 

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