Proven Investments for American Businesses and the Economy
America’s Edge supports high-quality policies and programs that rigorous research confirms will strengthen businesses and communities, while laying a foundation for sustained economic security and getting children on the right track. These programs have solid research showing they can:
- Strengthen the economy now by generating billions of dollars in sales of local good and services.
- Create tens of thousands of jobs.
- Decrease costs of employee absenteeism and increase employee productivity.
- Help businesses and communities attract and retain better educated and skilled employees.
- Generate high, long-term returns on investment of up to $16 for every $1 spent due to reduced crime, welfare and special education costs.
- Ensure a world-class workforce with the knowledge, skills and abilities businesses need their employees to have in the 21st century.
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