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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May 13, 2013, Alice M. Rivlin
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November 2, 2012, Amy Liu
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April 16, 2013, Robert Puentes
April 9, 2013, Neil G. Ruiz
April 1, 2013, Neil G. Ruiz and Jill H. Wilson
March 20, 2013, Bruce Katz
March 20, 2013, Adie Tomer
March 19, 2013, Amy Liu
March 15, 2013, William H. Frey
March 13, 2013, Neil G. Ruiz and Jill H. Wilson
March 13, 2013, Robert Puentes and Joseph Kane
March 12, 2013, Mark Muro and Jessica Lee
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Vice President and Director, Metropolitan Policy Program
The Adeline M. and Alfred I. Johnson Chair in Urban and Metropolitan Policy
Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program
Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Metropolitan Policy Program
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