Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative

Economic Mobility

Making our economy thrive by promoting innovation, entrepreneurship, and more inclusive growth.

Private markets, humanized by compassionate government, hold the key to bolstering upward mobility and laying a strong foundation for growth in the 21st century.

Cities and neighborhoods make a powerful difference to people’s opportunities and advance a policy agenda that creates better paths to good 21st century jobs. The Bush Institute promotes and supports economic development policies that help cities and towns reinvent themselves as engines of upward mobility.

Effective policies that advance upward mobility highlight:

  • Job creation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Economic opportunity

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


Read J.H. Cullum Clark's biography.
J.H. Cullum Clark

Director, Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative George W. Bush Institute

Read Alap Davé's biography.
Alap Davé
Alap Davé

Associate Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative