As policymakers and regional leaders work to grow jobs and connect residents to economic opportunity following the Great Recession, where jobs locate matters. The location of employment within a metro area intersects with a range of policy issues—from transportation to workforce development to regional innovation—that affect a region’s long-term health, prosperity, and social inclusion.
During the 2000s, major metropolitan suburbs became home to the largest and fastest-growing poor population in America. As a result, the federal policies that were created to help people in low-income communities are no longer well matched to this new suburban geography of poverty.
This report is the first analysis to focus on metropolitan area statistics for passenger rail rather than individual stations or cities. Its findings are intended to help policymakers and state leaders better understand the location dynamics of Amtrak: where it works well, and the areas poised to benefit from new and expanded services.
Twenty years after the enactment of the North American Free trade Agreement, advanced manufacturing sectors extend their supply chains across the United States, Mexico and Canada, anchored by metropolitan hubs in all three countries.
This one-page document produced by ArtPlace's distills some of the attributes of creative placemaking.
Fostering sustainable communities in the United States — communities guided by principles of social justice and distinguished by healthy environments, strong local economies, and thriving cultures.