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Debunking "The Disability Trap"

11. 5.2012
I have a master's degree, a full-time job and yes, I'm one of more than 8.7 million Americans with a disability who rely on the long-term...
America's Leading Employers Step Up to Recruit Veterans with Disabilities

America's Leading Employers Step Up to Recruit Veterans with Disabilities

10.16.2012
employers are stepping up and in a big way to address the unemployment many of our younger veterans face. Just this week, Boeing, General...

New Tech City Just Got Healthier

10.16.2012
Move over Silicone Valley, the Bay Area and Seattle... New York City is the new HUB for Healthcare IT.
Planning the American Dream

Planning the American Dream

10.12.2012
The debates over social mobility will rage between and within the main political parties. But they should do so on firmer ground. The nuts...
The Power of Having an Opportunity Plan

The Power of Having an Opportunity Plan

10.12.2012
Not all things always go according to plan. But it's essential to remember that despite the many bumps there are on the road to achieving...

Connecting Youth and Business to Create Opportunity

10.11.2012
Today, many young people are missing out on an important rite of passage: their first job.
What Does the Opportunity Index Tell Us?

What Does the Opportunity Index Tell Us?

10. 9.2012
Our Opportunity Index uses more than a dozen data points to rank every state and assign almost every county in America an opportunity grade...

Crowdsourcing Social Impact

10. 4.2012
Competition: it's the life's blood of the American economy. So how about a contest to help solve one of the country's most intractable...
Which Presidential Candidate's Platform Will Have the Greatest Impact on the Job Market?

Which Presidential Candidate's Platform Will Have the Greatest Impact on the Job Market?

09.17.2012
While they disagree on the how, President Obama and former Senator Mitt Romney both agree on the what: America needs more jobs. But whose...
Will.i.am, Bruce Springsteen, Steve Jobs and Why We Can't Wait for Washington to Address the Jobs Crisis

Will.i.am, Bruce Springsteen, Steve Jobs and Why We Can't Wait for Washington to Address the Jobs Crisis

09.11.2012
Citizens' role in the needs to be more than just hoping for a good jobs number to be delivered from the Washington skies. As we enter the...
Want Jobs? Fix America's Water Crisis

Want Jobs? Fix America's Water Crisis

09. 7.2012
There couldn't be a better time than right now to take care of our water problem. We have millions of Americans desperately looking for...
Relentless Positive Action to Reinvent Michigan

Relentless Positive Action to Reinvent Michigan

08.31.2012
There are a lot of great stories of success in Michigan, and each of them has the same theme: Michigan is open for business, and together...
A Digital 'New Deal'

A Digital 'New Deal'

08.29.2012
The economic ecosystems that have built up around the Internet are large, dynamic, and growing fast. A concerted public-private effort...
Mayors Lead the Charge For Innovation

Mayors Lead the Charge For Innovation

08.21.2012
Mayors around the nation are working to meet increased demands with fewer and fewer resources, making the need for public-sector innovation...