Colorado College State of the Rockies Symposium

Pikes Peak as “Megapolitan” Space: A Federal Agenda for Prosperity in the Colorado Springs Metro Area

Each year Colorado College holds the State of the Rockies Symposium to release an impressive report card grading the Intermountain West region on a variety of attributes. This year the event focused on megapolitan areas—combinations of two or more regions into a single economic, social, and urban system. Headlining the event was the Brookings Blueprint for American Prosperity paper, “Mountain Megas: America’s Newest Metropolitan Places and Federal Partnership to Help them Prosper.” Amy Liu and Mark Muro of the Metro Program, and Robert Lang of Virginia Tech delivered keynote addresses on how Colorado’s Pike’s Peak region relates to the Front Range “mega”.

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