About SPPI

The Southwest Public Policy Institute (SPPI) is a research institute built to explore and build on sound, data-driven policies regarding education, crime, and economics that will encourage positive change in the American Southwest.

Many think tanks have fallen victim to the mentality of communicating only to the echo chamber: they only target individuals that agree with partisan messaging. SPPI’s approach enables us to reach new audiences by micro-targeting constituents on issues like finance, energy, education, or public safety.

With SPPI’s data-first approach and the inclusion of every state in the American Southwest in our efforts, there is tremendous potential for reinvigorating traditional American values with one motto: WE AGREE. By removing the stigma from conversations with constituents and addressing issues with solutions to solve problems, we truly believe that we can help move the American Southwest in a positive direction and set an example for the entire region to follow.

Our focus includes fostering innovative policy alternatives at the regional, state, and community levels to enhance individual initiative and entrepreneurship, broadening the role of volunteerism in confronting public problems and the sense of community among the public, government, and business.

The division in America comes from the unwillingness to communicate with one another and to discuss the problems and the issues in front of us. By working together, exchanging ideas, and bringing solutions to problems we face, we can accomplish what public servants are meant to do: deliver better living through better policy.

Our Mission

The Southwest Public Policy Institute is a research and educational institution headquartered in Rio Rancho, New Mexico with offices in Phoenix, Arizona, and Austin, Texas. Our mission is to improve the quality of life in the American Southwest by formulating, promoting, and defending sound public policy solutions based on the principles of free enterprise, personal responsibility, limited government, individual freedom, and traditional American values.

The Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity. Donations to the Institute are tax-deductible.

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