This summer, the Expanding Prosperity Impact Collaborative—or “EPIC,” part of the Institute’s Financial Security Program—launched the multicity Finance Forward event series. This series brings together mayors, other elected officials, business leaders, community advocates, and nonprofit directors to look for solutions to income volatility—a growing financial challenge that is destabilizing the incomes of millions of Americans. Mayor Steve Benjamin of Columbia, South Carolina, kicked off the event with a panel of national experts and local leaders to discuss the most promising answers to income swings and unpredictable finances. “We have solutions in this room that, together with technology, will solve these issues,” Benjamin said. Finance Forward is working in several additional cities throughout the fall, including St. Louis, Missouri, and Oakland, California.