Lessons learned from a five-year Brookings and Rockefeller Foundation initiative, experimenting with new approaches to expanding economic growth and opportunity in 22 metropolitan regions. Those lessons are expanded on in a series of blogs posted on this site and the site of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program:
Where Should Regional Leaders Focus Their Job Creation Efforts?
Evidence-based guidance to regional leaders on where they are likely to have the most success in creating new jobs. It draws on the latest research findings and practice across the country to identify which approaches make the biggest difference and why.
Where Should Regional Leaders Focus their Skill Development Efforts?
Guidance to regional leaders on building a demand-driven skill development system, outlining the biggest obstacles that are getting in the way.
Raising the Bar on Skill Development: Findings from the Front
Lessons learned from 10 metro regions on what’s needed to build a world-class skill development system.
Linking Growth and Opportunity: Findings from the Front
Findings from a study of what’s working and what’s getting in the way of regional efforts to promote economic growth and economic opportunity as part of a unified strategy.
Lessons Learned from the America Works Initiative
Lessons learned from a Walmart Foundation initiative, exploring innovative approaches to linking workforce and economic development.
Building Regional Partnerships for Growth and Opportunity
Findings from a study of what regions are doing to grow their economies, where the leadership is coming from for those efforts, and how workforce issues are being addressed as part of that process.
The Impact of Globalization on American Jobs
Findings from a study of how key industries are responding to global competition and the implications for job growth in the US.
FPS: the Next Generation
Lessons learned from hands-on work with auto suppliers making the transition from mass production to lean manufacturing.
The High Road to Lower Cost
Findings from a study of what hospitals can do to improve the quality of care and lower the costs of care at the same time.
The High Road to Better Care
Findings from a study of what health care unions can do to improve patient care.
Managing Through Uncharted Territory
Lessons learned from efforts to turn around a failing insurance company.
Rx for a Simpler Way
Lessons learned from transformation efforts in hospitals.
Lessons Learned from the First Year of the Healthy Companies Measurement Network
Lessons learned from a study of what leading-edge companies are doing to unleash the full productive and creative potential of employees.