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America's New Business Plan

We have a nonpartisan plan for policymakers that is focused on creating new, good jobs and rebuilding an economy that works for everyone.

America’s New Business Plan for 2022 offers a nonpartisan policy roadmap to create a more inclusive economy by building a prepared workforce and concentrating on entrepreneur-focused economic development. The four-part plan focuses on creating new, good jobs and rebuilding an economy that works for everyone, with practical and achievable ideas that can be implemented starting now.

The specific policies outlined in this plan are aimed at helping federal, state, and local governments close gaps based on race, gender, and geography while increasing opportunity for all and growing the economy.

This is America’s New Business Plan – the transformative and collaborative change we need for a strong future.


The Four Pillars

America’s New Business Plan is a four-part nonpartisan policy roadmap focused on creating a more inclusive economy by building a prepared workforce and concentrating on entrepreneur-focused economic development.

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