The case for growth centers: How to spread tech innovation across America

December 15, 2019

Rather than growing together, the nation’s regions, metropolitan areas, and towns have been growing apart. That has been a shock for mainstream economists and policymakers who have long trusted the self-regulating nature of the regional economics market. And indeed, for much of the 20th century, market forces had tended toward “convergence” among communities--reducing wage, investment, and business formation disparities between more- and less-developed regions.