MetroNation: How U.S. Metropolitan Areas Fuel American Prosperity

Alan Berube
Alan Berube Interim Vice President and Director - Brookings Metro

November 6, 2007

Despite facing new and unprecedented challenges—economic, environmental, and demographic—America stands in a position of great strength. To achieve economic prosperity that is broadly shared and environmentally sustainable, our nation must leverage the key assets—innovation, human capital, infrastructure, and quality places—that principally concentrate in our major metropolitan areas.