Bringing America Together through Work and Investment

At One America Works, we connect fast-growing companies and world class talent with future-focused cities to help create new economic opportunities. Here’s why we take the future of work so seriously:

Facing the Challenge

While the U.S. is the world’s largest and most innovative economy, our global competition is catching up fast. To continue to lead the way, business leaders in America need to solve a complex problem: how can we create more opportunities for economic growth across America, rather than just in our fast-growing tech hubs?

For every San Francisco or Seattle, there are ten regions like Pittsburgh, Columbus or St. Louis — proud cities with rich histories, skilled and hard-working people, and a high quality of life, yet frustratingly limited opportunities for career growth compared to epicenters like Silicon Valley. 

There is a solution.

Rather than containing tech’s economic boom to just a few markets and creating imbalance in the nationwide talent pool, we believe the key to America’s economic future lies in diversifying its opportunities. By connecting the country’s high growth companies with the talent and places that can best support them we build new tech hubs, revitalize local economies and allow local talent to stay put.  In the process, America won’t just remain globally competitive, our economic growth will be shared and reach new levels of prosperity.

We believe…

World class talent and resources can be found in every city across America.

Economic reintegration can reunite our citizens, our neighborhoods, and our nation.

When Americans work together, our shared understanding, empathy, and collaboration grows stronger.

Imagine a future…


Where fast-growing companies connect directly with the talent and resources in cities across the country to expand operations.


Where a shared dedication to growth creates a better-connected and more adaptive American economy


Where the innovation and energy of Silicon Valley combines with the ingenuity and resourcefulness of the Midwest to create a stronger, more agile and more collaborative American economy, together.


Where every American feels truly connected — to their work, to their communities, and to each other.


Where the next big company can launch from anywhere, because the talent and tools to build smart businesses faster are easily available in every region.


Where successful companies help create successful communities, and vice versa.

One America Works

We are a civic organization, founded by Patrick McKenna, that believes we can overcome division in America by investing and working together. To this end, we are leading an effort to educate growth companies of their opportunities for growth and expansion across the country, while educating technology workers on the range of career paths and quality of life they can achieve by living in emerging tech hubs.  We work with cities and regions to appropriately promote their strengths to attract the right people and companies for their next wave of growth.

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To get users excited about OAW’s mission and business and encourage them to reach out or explore the site to find out more. 

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Connection: OAW connects all parts of the hiring eco system. Approach the mission from this perspective, focusing on the tagline Reconnect the American Economy. 
Core Philosophy:  We believe secion should include what’s there now- it’s a great way to get across the basis for the mission.
Mission: Explain the mission in a more benefits-forward way. 

A visual representation of the place OAW holds in the ecosystem and a high level, impactful explanation of why that matters. 
A bold statement that encaspulates the mission of OAW 
The we believe statements that support the mission
A high level overview of how OAW plans to expand and extend it’s influence in the future
Callouts to the blog, the podcast and the Our Team page

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