CAP Issue Brief: Growing Oklahoma’s Economy: The Evidence on What Really Works

This issue brief was produced for the Public Policy Department of the Community Action Project of Tulsa County under the direction of David Blatt, then Director of Policy at CAP.

This issue brief and fact sheet review the extensive economic literature that demonstrates that using proven fiscal policy tools – public investment in education, health and infrastructure – is beneficial to Oklahoma businesses and families alike. They also shows that public investment is a far more effective economic stimulus than cutting taxes. By using fiscal tools that effectively and efficiently grow Oklahoma’s economy, policymakers can significantly improve our shared prosperity.


Oklahoma Policy Insititute (OK Policy) advances equitable and fiscally responsible policies that expand opportunity for all Oklahomans through non-partisan research, analysis, and advocacy.

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