A Competitive Agenda for Pennsylvania*


Pennsylvania is slowly transitioning from an industrial past to a knowledge economy,and the state’s development patterns—slow growth, fast sprawl, struggling cities, and older suburbs—undermine its competitive future. Building on the Brookings Institution’s work in Pennsylvania, this session will explore how the state can build on existing economic strengths, transform the urban physical landscape to create marketable sites primed for reinvestment, create neighborhoods for a broad range of incomes, and encourage regional governance and planning.

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