Judith Rodin

How the Transportation Bill Failed America

Congress had an opportunity to bring America into the 21st century. Instead it chose to pass a bill that will do little to improve access to public transportation.

What the Federal Government Can Learn From Metros

The innovative solutions we've showcased this week should inspire Washington

Empowering Regions to Reinvent Themselves

In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave ten regions the opportunity to propose their own economic fixes

Bringing Ohio's Rust Belt Industries Into the 21st Century

A regional organization helps old commodities industries find new niches for their products

Bridges and Roads to a Better Michigan

Michigan's governor believes better infrastructure will make the state a bigger global economic hub

Targeting an Achievement Gap in One of the Country's Most Educated Metros

King County, Wash., takes aim at cultivating local talent for its growing economy

North Carolina Seeks Its Next Generation of Workers

SuccessNC looks to improve the state's community college system and in turn, its students

Los Angeles Doubles Down on Exports

A newly formed council hopes to make L.A.'s access to other markets more profitable for local companies

San Diego Pushes Hard on Electric Vehicles

A public/private partnership that will help better understand EV consumer behavior

Connecticut Looks to Jumpstart Its Clean Economy

The state is providing capital to clean energy companies when the private sector won't

In Tennessee, All Innovation Is Regional

A governor's ambitious plan to foster knowledge-based jobs across the state

In New York, Growing a Technology Hub

The city invests millions to build a state-of-the-art technology campus

Innovative State and City Government Solutions to Watch in 2012

A special report from the Brookings-Rockefeller Project on State and Metropolitan Innovation looks at local solutions to our national woes