Metropolitan Policy Program

Metropolitan Policy Program: Interactive Features

The Metropolitan Policy Program offers a number of features that allow users to interactively display and map data related to the program's signature research projects on the nation's largest metropolitan areas

   Our Job Sprawl interactive map details the suburbanization of jobs in the nation's 100 largest metropolitan areas. The map and accompanying report, Job Sprawl Stalls: The Great Recession and Metropolitan Employment Location, document the impact of the Great Recession on "job sprawl" by charting shifts in employment from 2000 to 2010. 
 State of Metropolitan America  The State of Metropolitan America interactive tool allows users to display, map, and download U.S. Census Bureau data for U.S. states, the 100 largest metropolitan areas, and their cities and suburbs on over 300 demographic, social, and economic indicators.
 Metro Monitor Our quarterly MetroMonitor now features an interactive tool that delivers more comprehensive data, including details on industry performance, numeric rankings, and a look back on the previous quarter’s overall recovery ranking to better assess metropolitan economies.
  The interactive feature, Global Gateways: International Aviation in Metropolitan America, accompanies our report on global air travel, which notes significant growth in passenger trends and how U.S. metropolitan areas serve as critical hubs for international trade. It features data describing the scale of these flows, and it calls out the international markets where these ties are particularly strong.
 Global Monitor

The interactive feature from the 2012 edition of the Global MetroMonitor allows users to explore the report’s major trends. Visualize the performance of the world's 300 largest metropolitan economies. Click on any metropolitan area for a deeper dive into its data; and explore each metropolitan area's economic dynamics, contributions to national growth, and interdependence within the global economy.

 Clean Economy The Sizing the Clean Economy indicator map, based on the Brookings-Batelle Clean Economy Database, displays the size, growth, and character of the “clean” or green economy in U.S. states and the 100 largest metropolitan areas, through detailed data on establishments and workers engaged in producing goods and services that benefit the environment.
 Manufacturing Trends The Locating American Manufacturing interactive feature provides access to a rich data set that describes how manufacturing jobs are distributed across all 366 U.S. metropolitan areas. It provides access to basic measures, such as total manufacturing jobs, but also provides rich detail about manufacturing industry specializations, manufacturing wages, plant sizes, and job changes.
 Exports The Export Nation interactive tool allows users to explore export trends in the nation's 100 largest metropolitan areas. The tool includes data on the value of all exports produced (including both goods and services), the number of jobs supported by exports, growth trends, and exports by industry.
 Transit Access Transit Access is an interactive mapping application that presents metropolitan and neighborhood-level information on where transit is available and how well it connects workers to jobs in the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas.
 Earned Income Tax Credit EITC Interactive provides users with access to data on federal individual income tax filers from the IRS, particularly filers receiving the Earned Income and Child Tax Credits, summarized to ZIP codes, cities, counties, metropolitan areas, states, state legislative districts, and congressional districts. Users can create data reports and map the findings.