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General Purposes

Committee for Economic Development

  • Program Exploratory and Special Projects
  • Program Area Special Projects
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2008–December 31, 2008
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant will provide general purpose support to the Committee for Economic Development. The organization’s policy programs focus on four vital areas of our economy and society: education, from pre-kindergarten, primary, and secondary education, to college and continuous learning; workforce development; international trade and financial stability; and long-term economic growth, including the federal budget, productivity, and technology. The organization engages a national constituency of business and academic leaders, public officials, policymakers, community groups, and other concerned citizens in this work and broadly disseminates recommendations and publications to them, while conducting business forums and town meetings across the country. In 2008, major programs are planned on healthcare, human resources in education, and early childhood care and development. Since its founding in 1942, the Committee for Economic Development has been bringing business innovation and thinking to bear on public policy development.