Metropolitan Policy Program

Advanced Industries Series


America's Advanced Industries: What They Are, Where They Are, and Why They Matter

February 3, 2015, Mark Muro, Jonathan Rothwell, Scott Andes, Kenan Fikri and Siddharth Kulkarni

Characterized by high-levels of R&D and a heavy reliance on STEM workers, advanced industries power U.S. economic growth and development. This report defines the sector and why it matters, examines its geography, assesses its international standing, and outlines strategies for enhancing U.S. competitiveness.

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