Committing to Prosperity: Moving Forward on the Agenda to Renew Pennsylvania

"Committing to Prosperity," an update of Metropolitan Policy Program's 2003 report "Back to Prosperity: A Competitive Agenda to Renew Pennsylvania," revisits the state of the Commonwealth and reviews policy reform activity to date. Overall, the report concludes that while Pennsylvania's major trends—slow population growth, "hollowing" rural and metropolitan areas, and economic struggles—by and large persist, major policy reform is underway. Ultimately, "Committing to Prosperity" urges Pennsylvania to go beyond incremental adjustments to enact deep, systemic change.

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Strengthening Rural Pennsylvania: An Integrated Approach to a Prosperous Commonwealth

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