Metropolitan Policy Program

Innovation Districts Series

The Rise of Innovation Districts: A New Geography of Innovation in America

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The Rise of Innovation Districts: A New Geography of Innovation in America

June 9, 2014, Bruce Katz and Julie Wagner

Innovation districts are geographic areas where leading-edge companies, research institutions, start-ups, and business incubators are located in dense proximity. Bruce Katz and Julie Wagner explain how these districts facilitate new connections and ideas, accelerate the commercialization of those ideas, and support metropolitan economies by growing jobs in ways that leverage their distinct economic position.

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