Brookings Year in Review: Forging a Metro-Federal Partnership

YEAR IN REVIEW: Converting Traction in 2008 to Action in 2009: Forging a Metro-Federal Partnership

Just over a year ago, the Metropolitan Policy Program launched its Blueprint for American Prosperity initiative, arguing that 21st century prosperity requires a new federal partnership to leverage the assets concentrated in America’s metropolitan areas.

Throughout this historic election year the Blueprint project made a strong case that 21st century prosperity requires a new federal partnership to leverage the assets concentrated in America’s metropolitan areas. Now, both public and private leaders are recognizing that the metro-concentrated drivers of prosperity must be the building blocks for the nation’s recovery.

Together with you—our partners, colleagues, and on the ground innovators—who helped inform the development of the Blueprint, the time has come to turn traction into action by transforming the metropolitan framework into a vision for governing.

Though the Blueprint partnership to date has made substantial inroads, we will continue to need your support in our efforts to empower local and regional leaders to bolster the nation’s long-term prosperity.

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