A Clean Energy Hub in the Great Lakes Region

Mark Muro, fellow and policy director in the Metropolitan Policy Program, says the United States needs to rethink its method for developing and deploying new technological advancements, especially in green energy. He says a better way to promote innovation may be with the development of regional clusters or hubs where universities, government and industries can collaborate on new ideas. He says the Great Lakes region has great potential to become one of these hubs.

He is co-author of a new policy brief, "Hubs of Transformation: Leveraging the Great Lakes Research Complex for Energy Innovation."