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Economic Advancement Research Institute

About Us


EARI is focused on issues and challenges related to economic mobility, sustainability and vitality—all critical to restoring America’s competitiveness. Addressing these challenges requires the ability of regional economies to thrive. Connecting regional assets to create a competitive economic environment has to be driven by empirical research and data that informs and transforms systemic policies that are too focused on short-term political ideology. EARI’s approach to nuanced research and policy provides actionable recommendations to overcome short-term political ideology and support a successful regional framework.

Our Mission

Our nonprofit institute delivers policy reform recommendations, new frameworks and actionable guidance through applied economic research that identifies pathways between talent development and workforce needs, and empowers regions to move towards full employment with expanded opportunities for job seekers, entrepreneurs and the business community.

Our Values

  • Bold: We are committed to exploring the potential of new, untested ideas.
  • Data-driven: Our work is grounded in rigorous, primary research.
  • Action-oriented: We strive to deliver guidance and recommendations with practical applications.

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Our Work – EARI’s products and services

Meet our Team – EARI’s experts

Resources & Tools – Latest publications