The 5 ways to grow a team

The 5 ways to grow a team

Work no longer has to take place in a single office. We are lucky enough to live in a time where there are enough tools to help us expand locations and still feel closely connected to our peers. But, even though the ease to expand is easier than ever, it’s vital...
Skilled-Biased Technical Change and Regional Convergence

Skilled-Biased Technical Change and Regional Convergence

Between 1940 and 1980 the wage gap between poorer U.S. cities and richer ones was shrinking at an annual rate of roughly 1.4%. After 1980, however, there was no further regional conver- gence overall. This paper quantifies the contributions of skill-biased technical...
U.S. Cluster Mapping

U.S. Cluster Mapping

“The U.S. Cluster Mapping Project is used by governments, economic developers, and businesses to understand and shape the competitive landscape for a wide range of industries.  These data are being put in the hands of local officials, who are using the...
Geographic gaps are widening while U.S. economic growth increases

Geographic gaps are widening while U.S. economic growth increases

CNN’s Ron Brownstein posted a strong comment this morning on the spatial politics of economic power, using data from Brookings on the nation’s uneven growth map. Brownstein doubts that the current … Source: Geographic gaps are widening while U.S. economic growth...
Problems unsolved and national divided

Problems unsolved and national divided

Harvard Business School (HBS) launched the U.S. Com- petitiveness Project in 2011 as a multi-year, fact-based effort to understand the disappointing performance of the American economy, its causes, and the steps needed by business and government to restore economic...