Prosperity at Risk: Toward a Competitive New Jersey

Bruce Katz and
Bruce Katz Founding Director of the Nowak Metro Finance Lab - Drexel University
Robert Puentes

May 1, 2006

In this detailed powerpoint presentation, Bruce Katz and Robert Puentes argue that New Jersey is in an enviable economic position in many respects. Yet they contend that the state must move beyond economic development and provide more housing choices, promote better land use, and reduce racial, class, and place disparities in order to sustain its competitive economy. In this way, they propose that New Jersey build on the significant policy reforms it has already made, while also taking important policy queues from other states. But the authors also recommend that the state better align and manage itself to drive change that addresses these cross-sectional challenges.

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