Why this matters
Economic mobility is the ability of each individual, community, and country to improve its economic condition and flourish over time.
CPI believes the opportunity for residents to achieve upward economic mobility is a foundational component of free and fair democracy.
In today’s evolving economy, however, not everyone starts at the same place on the 'ladder of economic mobility' or has the same opportunity to advance. Gender, geography, race, and place of birth all impact individual and community mobility.
Where an individual starts on the ladder of economic mobility, systemic inequities, and individual extraneous circumstances are intersecting to leave millions of people behind
A third of Americans live in communities with indicators of significant economic distress.
Only 50% of today's children will outearn their parents.
Since 1979, the bottom 10% of workers saw a 4% wage growth.
Workers don't believe the government will prepare them for the future of work.
What we do
CPI is committed to creating an inclusive economy for all. We provide governments and change agents with the resources they need to repair the ladder of economic mobility through:
Projects & Partnerships
Tools & Trainings
Research & Convenings
Our work is focused on high impact areas such as: the future of work, shared economic prosperity, equitable growth, and inclusive skills development.
Our Work in Action
Promoting Investments with Positive Impact
Created an interactive digital tool that helps investors evaluate the positive impact potential of their investment projects and better work with residents to direct capital to meet community need.
Defining and Understanding Inclusive Growth
Partnered with MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth to create a definition & framework for understanding inclusive economies in a U.S. and global context; developed actionable strategies for public and private actors to foster a global transition to inclusive economies.
Reimagining Workforce Development
Worked with partners on a four-month research effort to identify the key enabling features of a successful workforce development model and present a road map for adaptation in other cities.
Supporting Vulnerable Populations
Provided consulting and advisory support on a future of work project for excluded, high-barrier populations to inform policy and call to actions for public, private and social sectors.
Understanding the Future of Work
Conducted a six-month research effort alongside a major philanthropic partner to identify strategies to bring prosperity to distressed places, improve the quality of work, and re-skill the next generation.
Partner with us
We work with and are seeking dynamic partners and funders to expand our economic mobility work.
If your organization is interested in tackling inequalities and creating more economic opportunity, we want to hear from you!
Together we can build a more promising future for all people across North America.
Let's have a conversation
If you're interested in tackling inequalities and creating more economic opportunity, or if you a public impact story to share, let us know. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.