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The Brookings Institution is making the case that metro areas are what drive the U.S. Economy, and if we enhance them – we’ll be a more prosperous nation.
This plan is called the “Blueprint for American Prosperity: Unleashing the Potential of a Metropolitan Nation.” With billions of federal aid coming in the form of stimulus money – many policy experts see this period of recession as an opportunity for “smart growth” in the future.
Local leaders in Connecticut are picking up on this, and creating a “blueprint” for Connecticut’s future – called “Prosperity for All” – seemingly a enormous task, given the economic climate.
Coming up, we’ll talk about the Connecticut plan – and the struggles it faces during a big budget deficit.
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