Following decades of lagging federal spending, the recent passage of two landmark laws—the American Rescue Plan and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act—are helping communities of all sizes to plan and execute significant investments in their economies and the built environment. This is an important moment for private, public, and civic leaders to collaborate around shared goals like household prosperity, business growth, and environmental sustainability.
On June 29, Brookings Metro hosted an event coinciding with the release of a forthcoming report, “Aligning investment and values: How an Economic Value Atlas can map regional strategies,” which aims to provide local leaders with the tools needed to address geographic disparities in their regions and undertake new approaches to place-based decision-making. The event featured leaders working toward greater alignment between their economic vision and built environment practice and how they’re utilizing the Economic Value Atlas (EVA) strategy to meet their goals of having a more competitive and collaborative region.
Director of Community Development - Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities
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