Up Front

Metro Business Plans to Jumpstart Regional Economies

Bruce Katz

In the face of serious fiscal stress, U.S. cities and metropolitan areas face major economic challenges that demand innovative solutions. Metropolitan business planning—which adapts the discipline of private-sector business planning to the task of sharpening regional strategy setting—seeks to address these issues and offer pragmatic and catalytic solutions in a time of austerity.

At an event to introduce the metropolitan business planning concept, Bruce Katz explains how the discipline of private-sector business plans can be adapted to the task of revitalizing and restructuring metropolitan economies.