Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaking at a Brookings event, February 27, 2014. (photo by Ralph Alswang)

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What Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Learned from Teenager Martell Cowan

February 28, 2014, Fred Dews

On February 27, the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings hosted a conversation with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. You can get full audio, video and video clips here. During the conversation, Mayor Emanuel told a moving story about a young man he met at a basketball clinic sponsored by the city. Watch here.

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    We don't want to promote a zero-sum competition between regions in the U.S. If we want to focus on advanced manufacturing, as we should, I think the moderately high-tech industries are a good place to start. When companies are clustered together it tends to attract the kind of skilled labor force that they need and attract the suppliers that they do business with.

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    There is nothing wrong with moderately high-tech industries—Germany has developed a very productive and innovative manufacturing sector based on them.

    February 25, 2013, Howard Wial, Chicago Sun-Times