Informing local and state recovery strategies in ways that link near-term resilience to longer-term economic transformation, racial equity, and economic inclusion.

American Rescue Plan: Strategies for Local Leaders

As state and local leaders seek to utilize the American Rescue Plan’s $350 billion in flexible fiscal aid, Brookings Metro experts offer strategies, tactics, and policy recommendations that can help these leaders rebuild their economies and advance long-term inclusive economic development.

Actionable Ideas for Economic Recovery in American Cities

This series of essays offers promising recovery responses for local and state leaders to support job creation and quality business growth, advance job preparation and wage gains, and invest in vibrant, connected communities—all while advancing racial inclusion.

Spotlight on Local Recovery Efforts

This series of case studies, informed by our local partners, lifts up and provides detailed information on novel or promising approaches, practices, and policies that can set the stage for a more equitable COVID-19 economic recovery and for longer-run inclusive economic growth.

Metro Recovery Index

This interactive dataset presents a variety of recent, updated data to provide a picture of the impact of the COVID-19 crisis for large and midsized metropolitan areas across the country. The Index’s data tracks the labor market, the real estate market, and other areas of economic activity.

Economic Recovery in American Cities Event Series

The Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program hosted a series of virtual events aimed at highlighting recovery responses at the local and state levels that link near-term resilience to longer-term economic transformation.

More from Brookings Metro

The Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program is closely tracking the rapid developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are publishing frequent analysis on how the coronavirus crisis is impacting economies, and interventions leaders should consider, at the local and national levels.