The Grand Canyon Institute (GCI) is a private non-profit corporation that provides non-partisan research and voter education activities as a centrist research center for the benefit of policy makers, media, and the general public. We serve as an independent voice reflecting mainstream American values and a pragmatic approach to addressing economic, fiscal, budgetary, and taxation challenges confronting all Americans with a special emphasis on Arizona issues.
Areas of research include:
- Economic considerations before ideological considerations;
- Economic recovery and shared prosperity;
- Job creation and economic expansion;
- Governmental performance and quantifiable outcomes;
- Public and private partnerships expansion;
- Economic impacts of changes in the revenue structure of Arizona;
- Proper balance between state tax revenues derived from individuals and businesses;
- K-12 education and higher education investments that stimulate economic expansion; and
- Stabilization strategies for Arizona’s fiscal condition to ensure that there are sufficient state revenues for the state to meet its basic obligations to its citizens in the areas of K-12 education, public safety, health & human services, universities and community colleges, and transportation.
Board of Directors
Board of Directors includes a bi-partisan group of former state lawmakers, economists, community leaders, and academicians. Over time, the board of the nonprofit will expand and be composed of an even more diverse, broad based, bi-partisan group of business, community, and academic leaders who share the Institute’s vision during the 21st Century.
Research reports, policy briefings, guest editorials, newsletter articles, etc. are produced through a network of Fellows contracted by the GCI. Fellows are scholars or recognized experts in particular fields of study as determined by the GCI. The GCI Research and Publications Committee serves to provide guidance related to research methodology and content during the Fellow’s preparation of the research product. Once completed and approved by the Committee, the GCI arranges for distribution of the research product to appropriate media, policy makers, stakeholders, and the general public.
GCI Fellows will be identified at a later date.