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Our Members have long urged the nation to view education as an investment, producing numerous policy ideas to structure education as a vital process from early childhood, through K-12, and to postsecondary education and beyond.

Charting a Path Forward for Charter Schools

Over the past decade, charter schools have gained a prominent role in the debate over how to improve K-12 education, becoming one of those rare ideas that attracts bipartisan support. Yet as charter schools have...

February 13, 2018  |   Policy Position   |  College- and Career-Ready,  |  Business Champions for the Advancement of Early Childhood Education, EducationEducationK-12

Power of More Immigration

The future growth prospects of the US economy are severely constrained by a lack of working-age population growth. Fewer workers means less output without increases in productivity so large as to be highly unlikely. Increased...

January 17, 2018  |     |  Immigration, EducationEducationFiscal Health

2017 Distinguished Performance Awards Dinner

The Distinguished Performance Awards Program recognizes business leaders who have answered the call for leadership in their companies and the communities in which they operate. History has shown that when business becomes significantly involved in...

September 13, 2017  |   Event EducationEducation

Pathways to High-Quality Child Care: The Workforce Investment Credit

Pathways to High-Quality Child Care: The Workforce Investment Credit discusses the state of the early care and education workforce and recommends a proven first step towards linking professional development with a refundable tax credit. The...

August 31, 2017  |     |  Early Learning, EducationEarly Childhood

New Mexico Business Leaders Survey

Poll Results Press Release: Las Cruces Press Release: Santa Fe Press Release: AlbuquerquePoll ResultsThis survey research study was commissioned by the Committee for Economic Development. The research objectives are to assess New...

February 08, 2017  |   Policy Position   |  Money in Politics, Education

Spring Policy Conference: April 13-14, 2016, Washington D.C.

CED's 2016 Spring Policy Conference took place on April 13-14 at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington D.C. The two-day event convened national thought leaders from the business, policy, and academic sectors....

April 13, 2016  |   Event Democratic InstitutionsEducationEducationFiscal HealthGlobal Competitiveness

Poll: New Mexico Business Leaders Concerned About Ethical Behavior of Elected Officials, Support Solutions

Poll ResultsThe Committee for Economic Development's commissioned survey looks at New Mexico business leaders’ perceptions about the influence of money in politics, campaign finance reform and transparency, the effects of crony capitalism...

February 08, 2016  |     |  Money in Politics, EducationForeign LanguagesFiscal HealthTax Reform

Child Care in State Economies

Child Care in State Economies examines the child care industry’s effect on parents’ participation in the labor force, and provides extensive details regarding the industry’s state economic impact, including: usage...

August 01, 2015  |     |  Early Learning, EducationEarly ChildhoodFiscal Health

The Role of Business in Promoting Educational Attainment

Today, U.S. companies face unprecedented competition from abroad and an economy that puts a growing premium on knowledge. To succeed, employers must make a stronger commitment to ensure that employees are prepared and afforded...

April 22, 2015  |     |  Postsecondary Education, EducationBusiness Boosting Education

Spring Policy Conference: April 22-23, Washington D.C.

Thanks to all who attended CED's 2015 Spring Policy Conference, held in Washington D.C. at the Willard InterContinental Hotel.CED’s policy conferences are forums for Members, senior policy makers, and industry leaders...

April 22, 2015  |   Event   |  Education, Democratic InstitutionsEducationEarly ChildhoodFiscal HealthGlobal Competitiveness

CED’s Petro to Keynote Early Ed Event in New York

CED is pleased to annouce that our Executive Vice President, Michael Petro, will provide keynote remarks on early education at the Early Care & Learning Council of New York's annual Beat the Blues fundraiser....

February 10, 2015  |   Event   |  Early Learning,  |  Education, EducationEarly Childhood

CED Co-Hosts Dinner on Early Education Policy in New Orleans

The Committee for Economic Development and the Business Council of New Orleans and the River Region are hosting a policy dinner that will feature a presentation and discussion on the importance and future of early...

January 28, 2015  |   Event   |  Early Learning,  |  Education, EducationEarly Childhood

Quality Child Care Matters: Time for An Alternative Financing Strategy

Several reports that have been recently released re-affirm what has long been known about child care throughout the United States.  First, quality child care matters to the healthy development and school readiness of children....

December 12, 2014  |   Blog   |  Early Learning,  |  Education, EducationEarly Childhood

Considered Hiring the Long-Term Unemployed?

Over 200 companies have accepted the President’s challenge to address long-term unemployment by committing to a set of best practices focused around hiring and recruiting.Over the course of this year, these companies...

December 04, 2014  |   Blog Education

Bipartisan Child Care Bill Enacted to Assist Working Families

Last week in Washington, President Obama signed into law the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 (PL 113-186). Enactment of the legislation was historic because it has been 18 years since child care...

December 02, 2014  |   Blog   |  Early Learning,  |  Education, EducationEarly Childhood

Petro Speaks on Early Education to NY State Board of Regents

“The Committee for Economic Development has a decades-old commitment to quality early-childhood education. Over recent years, the case for investment in the early years of childhood has become stronger and more urgent. We continue...

September 16, 2014  |   Blog   |  Early Learning,  |  Education, EducationEducationEarly Childhood

Rebuttal to Ratner’s Wall Street Journal Common Core Op-Ed

By Patrick W. Gross Chairman, The Lovell Group; Co-chair, Policy & Impact Committee, Committee for Economic DevelopmentIn an August 5th Wall Street Journal op-ed, Marina Ratner paints a distorted picture of the Common Core...

September 03, 2014  |   Blog   |  College- and Career-Ready,  |  Education, EducationK-12

Business Engagement & the Common Core in Utica, NY

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Radisson Hotel – Utica Centre Utica, NY This event is free to attend and open to chamber members only.  Additional information can be accessed here.

September 03, 2014  |   Event   |  College- and Career-Ready, EducationK-12


By Joe Minarik Senior Vice President and Director of Research  Last week’s GDP growth numbers grabbed a lot of attention.  The initial first quarter estimate, released in late April, was as...

July 02, 2014  |   Blog   |  Fiscal Health, EducationPostsecondaryFiscal HealthEconomic Growth

Education Forum on Common Core & Region’s Skills Gap in Albany, NY

Education Forum on Common Core & Region's Skills Gap 7:45 AM – 9:00 AM Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber Albany, NY *This event is free to attend and open to the public.  Additional information can be accessed...

June 27, 2014  |   Event   |  College- and Career-Ready, EducationK-12

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