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  1. Regional Data to Support the Community Partnership for Attainment Jonathan Rothwell, PhD Associate Fellow Brookings Institution Webinar Nov 13, 2013

  2. About the Metro Program: We develop solutions to harness America’s best assets and address economic challenges • Setting the paradigm: developing a compelling vision of an inclusive and productive economy, focusing on assets and potential rather than only challenges • Engaging on-the-ground in states and metros to develop post-recession economic growth strategies • Developing and testing out fresh policy ideas • Offering a powerful network for political, corporate, civic and philanthropic partners 2

  3. Recent work by topic • Labor Economics: the supply and demand for workers • “Education, Job Openings, and Unemployment in Metropolitan America” • “The Hidden STEM Economy” • forthcoming “Geographic Effects on Intergenerational Income Mobility” • Urban & Macro Economics: what are the sources of productivity and innovation and what role does geography play? • “Patenting Prosperity: Invention and Economic Performance in the United States and its Metropolitan Areas” 3

  4. Purpose of Indicators • Guide and inform strategy: • How does your region compare to others? • What are your region’s strengths and weaknesses? • What industries play a big role in the area? • Motivate action, commitment, and engagement • To what extent does education or the acquisition of specific skills translate into economic success? • Excite politicians, civic leaders, and the business community by pointing to broad goals and potential solutions 4

  5. Indicator Themes • Basic demographic and economic information • Labor supply • Labor demand • Quality of local institutions 5

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  10. For more information • Email: • Jonathan Rothwell • jrothwell@brookings.edu • Phone: • 202-797-6314 • Visit: • www.brookings.edu/metro 14