Metropolitan Areas

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The Spiky World of Innovation

Metro areas generate 93 percent of the world’s patented inventions.

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Which Metros Are Recovering Fastest

The economic recovery remains uneven according to a Brookings Metro Monitor report released today.

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The U.S. Cities With the Fastest Growing Job Markets

Last year was a decent one for employment growth in large metros.

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Tracing America's Urban-to-Urban Migration Through the Recession

An interactive map tracks movement between metro areas from 2004-2010.

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Cities Are Ground Zero for the Foreclosure Crisis

States are still struggling with foreclosures, but as new figures show, metro areas bear the brunt.

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The Post-Recession Power of Small Metros

A new map shows which metro areas have seen the highest – and lowest – job growth in various sectors since the recession.

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For Fast-Growing Metro Economies, Don't Look to the U.S. or Europe

The vast majority of high performing metro areas last year were in the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Latin American regions

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The Emerging and Interconnected 'Megapolitan' Regions

The next urban agglomerations will be big, populated and crucial to the economy

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Which U.S. Cities Offer the Most Economic Security?

A new map of metropolitan areas highlights stark contrasts that go beyond unemployment figures

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U.S. Cities Face a Looming Bridge Crisis

18,000 bridges in need of repair are located in large U.S. metropolitan areas