The Essential Economy: Valuing Working, Immigration, and Jobs



The Essential Economy Council is a bipartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that originates research and communications that will be used to educate elected officials and business leaders on the value of The Essential Economy.

The Council is managed by a board of industry specialists and professionals, and it partners with leading businesses, economic development organizations and academic institutions to design and execute its research and communications.  Jennifer Clark, Director of the Center for Urban Innovation, serves as an economic advisor to the Council.

The Council’s mission is to provide credible, local research and data on the economic value of The Essential Economy, the opportunities it provides and its fundamental impact on the quality of life. The Council’s work is designed to help decision makers create data-driven informed public policy. Our research is designed to benefit the national economy including its workforce, customers and business owners.