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    Book Discussion on The Smartest Places on Earth

    Antoine van Agtmael and Fred Bakker talked about their book The Smartest Places on Earth: Why Rustbelts Are the Emerging Hotspots of Global Innovation, in which they examine the next hot…

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    Urban Development, Economy, and Jobs

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, and others talked about the economy and jobs, and how cities across the U.S. were…

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    Infrastructure Modernization

    Representative John Delaney (D-MD) spoke at a Brookings Institution event on infrastructure spending and ways to fund the maintenance of American roads, bridges, and public transportation.…

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    Book Discussion on The Metropolitan Revolution

    Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley talked about their book, The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economies, in which they argue that American…

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    Advanced Manufacturing

    Panelists talked about ways to strengthen the manufacturing sector. Some of their suggestions included improving negative attitudes toward manufacturing jobs, better education, and targeting currency manipulation. The program…

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    Manufacturing Industries Job Growth

    Panelists talked about bolstering job growth in manufacturing industry. Topics included corporate tax rates, vocational education and internships, and the gap between workers' jobs skills and employer…

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    Technology, Jobs, and the Urban Future

    Panelists talked about technology and entrepreneurial activity in urban areas throughout the country. They talked about U.S. competitiveness, creating jobs, economic growth, and revitalizing…

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    Advanced Industries and Exports

    Panelists talked about increasing U.S.advanced manufacturing and exports. This program was part of a Brookings Institution day-long discussion on U.S. economic growth through innovation.

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    General Electric Forum on American Competitiveness

    General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt urged Congress and the White House to adopt a budget plan along the lines of the Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction package. He spoke at the start of a…

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    U.S. Exports

    Panelists talked about ways to increase U.S. exports, the importance of tourism, and attracting business to U.S. cities. They also responded to questions from the audience.

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    Secretary Bryson on U.S. Economic Competitiveness

    Secretary of Commerce John Bryson talked about the competitiveness of the U.S. economy. He said the country is losing its global economic position, blaming short-term thinking by policy in…

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    Deficit Reduction Committee Recommendations

    Panelists talked about their recommendations to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction.

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    Green Energy and the Economy

    Panelists focused on the state of the energy industry, efforts to employ more “green” technology, and long-term economic strategies. They also responded to questions from the audience. This…

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    Governors: An Emerging "Pragmatic Caucus"?

    Bruce Katz talked about how candidates in many of the 37 races for governor this year are campaigning by advocating specific economic and job-creation policies that are less tailored to…

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    Community Renewal, Academic Panel

    Scholars spoke about community development issues and programs and initiatives designed to provide economic relief, as well as to assist communities during the recession. They also answered…

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    White House Council on Automotive Communities and Workers

    Detroit area leaders talked about the state of the automobile industry, the economy, and creating jobs within the U.S. They also talked about an $800 billion program to assist communities…

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    White House Council on Automotive Communities and Workers

    Administration officials, state leaders, and automobile industry representatives talked about the state of the automobile industry, the economy, and creating jobs within the U.S. They also…

    153 views
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    Urban Fiscal Challenges

    Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program and the National League of Cities hosted a forum on city fiscal conditions, the responses being undertaken by creative mayors, and the implications for…

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    Special Session on Infrastructure Development

    In a special session of the winter meeting of the National Governors Association, participants talked about infrastructure repair and improvement, potential economic benefits of…

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    The Future of Housing and Credit Markets

    The Brookings Institution held a forum on the future of housing and credit markets. Panelists spoke about sub-prime mortgage loans, deregulation which occurred over the past two decades,…

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