Proven Investments

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.