We seek to drive asset-based, inclusive economic growth, with transformative outcomes. We do so by supporting state and local initiatives that advance economic impact with evidence-based industry clusters and a focus on equity – including prioritizing underserved populations, as well as historically excluded or distressed communities.
We also aim to help regions achieve long-term economic impact. This includes supporting economic growth that is based on regional assets, anchor institutions, and competitive strengths, rather than on competition with other regions. We support regional initiatives that seek measurably greater and more equitable wage growth, business formation and scaling, and attainment of good jobs with economic mobility for communities; the transition of economic and workforce development systems to align with emerging market opportunities; the growth of the national economy; and the building of a foundation for future efforts through modeling of approaches that can be replicated sustainably across the country.