Reports

Each program and policy supported by America’s Edge business leaders is backed by solid research demonstrating these investments will strengthen businesses and the economy, while improving the lives of children and youth.

Proven Investments: Overview of America’s Edge Research

 Testimonies from America’s Edge Members:

Investments in pre-kindergarten programs have a return of as much as 16 percent. These figures include future public savings on special education, corrections and welfare.  As a banker, I agree that something of this value would not sit on the private market very long. It would be quickly invested.”

–Bob Davis, Chief Financial Officer, Border Trust, Harpswell, ME

For every $1 invested in early care and education in New York, $1.86 is generated in additional sales of local goods and services within the state. That’s impressive – the same amount generated by an investment in construction and higher than investments in transportation, manufacturing or utilities.”

–F. Michael Tucker, CEO/President, Center for Economic Growth, Albany, NY

The (Linked Learning) Pathways Program makes a lot of sense for kids today because it connects what they’re learning in the classroom to the skills our businesses need today and into the future It’s important that young people understand what it takes to get a good job in today’s economy.”

– John Corkins, General Manager, Research for Hire, Porterville, CA

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