Posts in Economic Development
Podcast: New Thinking on Economic Development Investments

There is a significant body of literature that establishes the link between infrastructure investment and economic growth. It is less clear how do this intentionally and communicate to the public what return-on-investment they may anticipate from new infrastructure. In reality, the professional paths of infrastructure planners and economic developers rarely intersect. Noah Siegel discusses his work with Portland’s Metro Regional Government and the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program to develop a new tool—the Economic Value Atlas—to change the way we think about infrastructure in our local economies.

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