Accelerating a 21st-century
race to the top
Forging a path toward American prosperity and global competitiveness through investment in bipartisan economic, strategic, and technological policy solutions.
The race is on. As the world competes for the newest technologies, the smartest economies, and the broadest sphere of influence, the nations that assert bold long-term strategies will shape the global order for decades to come. At this pivotal moment of geopolitical competition, America and its allies can't afford to sit on the sidelines. It's time to chart a course toward economic prosperity at home and competitiveness on the world stage.
What is the Silverado Policy Accelerator?
Silverado is a new addition to Washington's policy development ecosystem. Unlike a conventional policy institute, we use a novel accelerator model that combines the expertise of a traditional think tank with the dynamism of a venture approach. The three stages of our accelerator model—Cultivating, Incubating, and Accelerating—are designed to transform fresh policy ideas into actionable policy initiatives, nurturing a new strategic and economic vision from the ground up.
Silverado uses its novel accelerator approach to solve policy challenges in three interconnected areas that will critically shape America's role in the 21st century.
Foregrounding the nexus of economic and ecological risk and opportunity to meet the 21st-century climate imperative.
Trade and Industrial Security
Shaping trade policy to support American workers, secure America's supply chains, and advance equitable trade practices.
Modernizing America's cyber strategy to enhance deterrence, defend against cyber attacks, and protect intellectual property and national security.
Silverado's three focal points converge on a single challenge: How will the United States and its allies maintain global leadership and competitiveness in a new era of economic, technological, and strategic competition?