U.S. metropolitan areas are now home to 83 percent of American citizens, serving as incubators of innovation and entrepreneurship that can help generate quality jobs and spur sustainable economic growth. Brookings experts examine the role of U.S. metro areas in driving the U.S. economy and how best to create a platform for U.S. cities and metropolitan areas to boost American competitiveness in the global marketplace.
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June 30, 2015, Martha Ross and Nicole Prchal Svajlenka
June 3, 2015, Amy Liu
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Testimony | U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
September 15, 2014, Alice M. Rivlin
Testimony | The Health Committee of the DC Council
May 13, 2013, Alice M. Rivlin
Testimony | D.C. Council Committee on Housing and Workforce Development
April 23, 2012, John W. Hill, Joshua M. Kern, Alice M. Rivlin, Walter Smith and Carrie L. Thornhill
Testimony | Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery
August 26, 2010, Amy Liu
Testimony | Metropolitan Los Angeles' 30/10 Initiative, City of Los Angeles
August 23, 2010, Robert Puentes
Testimony | Committee on Housing and Workforce Development, District of Columbia
August 2, 2010, Martha Ross
June 23, 2010, Martha Ross
Testimony | Committee on Housing and Workforce Development
June 16, 2010, Martha Ross
Testimony | House Committee on Ways and Means
May 13, 2010, Robert Puentes
Testimony | Council of the District of Columbia
April 14, 2010, Alice M. Rivlin
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