About Us


The Grand Canyon Institute (GCI) is a non-partisan think tank that provides fact-based research and education to decision-makers and the public on policies that affect the economic, fiscal and social future of Arizona. The principal objective of GCI is to elevate the fiscal and economic implications of policy initiatives and decisions for the benefit of policymakers, the media, and the general public.

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
  • 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