When: Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Where: The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC
What: The U.S. economy, and the tech sector especially, continue to grow—but in a geographically uneven way. Technology companies are heavily concentrated in only a few very high-cost hubs, such as Silicon Valley, Boston, and Seattle—creating “winner-take-most” dynamics across metro areas and regions. The result is not only increased regional inequality and lost opportunity in the heartland, but also weakened U.S. competitiveness.
On January 29, the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings will host an event exploring these issues, including place-based strategies aimed at addressing regional divides. The event will feature remarks from Steve Case, chairman of Revolution, and Judy Faulkner, CEO of Epic, as well as civic and academic leaders bringing national and regional perspectives to the conversation.
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