Imagine showing up to a race planning to run a sprint, but instead you find hurdles standing along the track. That’s the scenario many Tennesseans find themselves in on a daily basis. They simply want to earn a decent living and provide for their family, but government barriers stand in their way.

At the Beacon Center, we identify those government barriers and work to eliminate them. As a result, we empower Tennesseans to reclaim control of their lives, so that they can freely pursue their version of the American Dream.

By pushing for sound public policy at the state and local level, such as showcasing the benefits of repealing the death tax, empowering parents through school choice, advocating for healthcare freedom, and stopping job killing regulations dead in their tracks, the Beacon Center is truly changing the lives of Tennesseans.

The Beacon Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, and independent organization dedicated to providing expert empirical research and timely free market solutions to public policy issues in Tennessee. Some may even call us a think tank. But we do more than closely study important issues. We come up with solutions and show how they impact real Tennesseans.

So far we have successfully pushed for bold reforms in education, healthcare, economic regulation, and tax policy, among many others.

These reforms have:

At the Beacon Center, we are changing lives through public policy by advancing the principles of free markets, individual liberty, and limited government. By giving Tennesseans more control over their own lives—whether it's earning an honest living, making our own healthcare decisions, choosing where to send our kids to school, or keeping more of our hard-earned money—we can make Tennessee the freest, most prosperous state in the nation.

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