Elected officials, political leaders and government agencies are essential to implementing public policies and programs that will bring social change to disadvantaged communities. One Economy works hand in hand with political leaders and government agencies as an advisor, expert and thought leader on the best path to bringing digital opportunity to underserved or unserved residents.
One Economy has worked with elected officials to implement groundbreaking policies and brought together bi-partisan government coalitions that have significantly shifted how this country views the role of technology in improving the country’s economy, education, health and civic engagement.
One Economy received bi-partisan support for its Bring It Home campaign, a national effort that changed policy in 42 States and the District of Columbia to include broadband in the criteria for low-income housing tax credits.
In 2010, One Economy received one of the largest federal grants through the America Recovery and Reinvestment Act to expand affordable access, digital literacy training and online tools and resources to low-income communities across the United States.
This year, One Economy formed the country’s first leadership forum of the country’s leading municipal and state elected officials, the National Technology Adoption Advisory Council (NTAAC), dedicated to increasing access to technology to their constituents.