About Us

Our Team


Our research capabilities are second to none, with a staff of dedicated thought leaders and a team of consultants and partners dedicated to solving difficult challenges and fostering equitable, sustainable economic growth.

Our History


Founded in 2011, EARI was established to fill a critical gap in workforce research - identifying systemic barriers and developing innovative solutions to facilitate meaningful and disruptive change, catalyzing equitable access, and developing resilient communities.

Our Mission


The Economic Advancement Research Institute (EARI) is a non-profit research organization that provides high-quality economic and workforce data to inform decision making and public debate, and is specifically focused on sustainable economic development, bridging the gap between the talent that employers need and what education and training providers produce, with the goal of expanding opportunities for job seekers, entrepreneurs, and the business community, particularly in traditionally underserved communities and populations.