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Metropolitan Policy Program

Brookings Institution

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Restoring Community Vitality
  • Grant Amount $250,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2013–December 31, 2013
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

Many business leaders and economists are calling for a retooling of the American economy, especially in older, industrial states such as Michigan. The Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution, an internationally known think tank, is well-positioned to assist in the development and deployment of such a strategy for economic renewal. With prior support, the grantee helped prepare a metropolitan growth plan for Michigan that was quite well received. With continuing support, the grantee will help implement aspects of the growth strategy in Michigan while undertaking a full range of other work to promote the economic competitiveness of metropolitan areas domestically and globally. This will include original research, policy, tool development, and networking activities.