A Talk by Bruce Katz of Brookings

Commentary by Tom Ranken, November 3, 2010:   I had a chance to hear Bruce Katz, Director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, give a remarkable talk about the economic challenges that our nation faces at the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce Regional Leadership Conference two weeks ago.

He argued that “We need to get about the business of restructuring our economy, towards exports and low carbon, in favor of innovation, fueled by education and skills, so we can compete globally and place the US back on the path to prosperity. This path runs directly through our metropolitan areas.  The stakes could not be higher.”

It was a thought provoking speech.  You can find the text here and the slides here.