Job Creation on a Budget: How Regional Industry Clusters Can Add Jobs, Bolster Entrepreneurship, and Spark Innovation

Posted by Margaret Lamb - On February 22, 2011 (EST)

The Brookings Institute Metropolitan Policy Program has published a paper that looks at industry clusters. The authors recommend that states should:
  • Develop and use data and rigorous analysis to identify industry clusters, target policy, and track performance;
  • Establish a modest grants program to address discrete gaps in cluster performance; and,
  • Reorient existing economic development programs, policies, and initiatives to support clusters

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