Metropolitan Policy Program

Kenan Fikri
Senior Policy Analyst and Associate Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program

Kenan Fikri is a senior policy analyst and associate fellow with the Metropolitan Policy Program. His work focuses on local and regional economic development policy and practice, with particular emphasis on innovation and competitiveness. His primary interests include economic geography, industrial organization, international trade, and the changing nature of place in the context of globalization. Fikri holds a M.Sc. in local economic development from the London School of Economics and B.A. in international relations and economics from American University.


  • Launch! Taking Colorado’s Space Economy to the Next Level
  • Mountain Monitor: Tracking Economic Recession and Recovery in the Intermountain West's Metropolitan Areas
  • Job Creation On a Budget: How Regional Industry Clusters Can Add Jobs, Bolster Entrepreneurship, and Spark Innovation