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Promoting inclusive economic growth in Washington, D.C.

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In this episode of Intersections, Amy Liu, vice president and director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, and Jason Miller, nonresident senior fellow at Brookings and CEO of the Greater Washington Partnership, discuss the economic dynamics of the Washington, D.C. metro area, including the importance of regional cooperation, intentionality in building a long-term growth strategy, and what Amazon’s HQ2 search tells us about how cities should think about their economic development.

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With thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo, Fred Dews, Emily Rabadi, Nathan Arnosti, and Chris McKenna for additional support.

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