Mark Muro - Mentions and Appearances
Big cities are increasingly the sought-after platforms for the kind of high-creativity, high-productivity knowledge-research-and-technology work that is increasingly the main source of U.S. growth... Scale matters because it maximizes the possibilities, whether for accessing critical tech, hiring the right person, and immersing in a cutting edge business community.
My fear is that the Republicans to date may not fully understand what modern advanced manufacturing is... It’s not necessarily thousands of people pouring into the plant as in the old days.
The sheer scale of the tech boom is really straining the primary hubs and ratcheting up the pressure to move outwards... It’s having cascading real estate effects.
A huge portion of the region’s advanced industries presence owes to 50 years of accumulated technology capabilities, purchasing, and human capital development through the military industrial complex... That’s where ultimately all of our biotech, software, and now cyber and big analytics capacities come from.
There can be tremendous deprivation in urban neighbourhoods that are quite adjacent to booming new innovation districts.
Tennessee needs to complement its cost appeal with new production efficiency, top-flight workforce training, and a flare for product and process innovation.
[Washington, DC's reliance on goverment is] a relatively less dangerous addiction than others. Diversification can never be sold until it’s too late. Complexity breeds resilience. It’s true in natural systems, and it’s true in economics.
There is a lot of logic to [Obama's oil-funded clean-energy research proposal]. It resonates to a broad segment of the population that we should make the best of fossil fuels while accelerating the effort to transform our energy system.
[Colorado] is entering a period where it has an opportunity to be the Silicon Valley of space.
A strong innovation system is a critical contributor to prosperity.