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Using Ballot Measures to Advance Economic Growth

Ballot measures are a viable option for states and metropolitan areas looking to invest in innovation capacity, education and workforce development, and infrastructure, according to a paper from the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program. Read More

Metro Areas Need to Use Power of Their Votes

An opinion piece by Bruce Katz and MarySue Barrett calls for a “reimagination” of the partnership between the federal government and metropolitan regions. Read More

“Building Institutions for Social Change: The Case for Buy-and-Hold Philanthropy,” Keynote Speech by Jonathan Fanton at the PRI Makers Network Conference

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton relays his passion for program-related investments and urges other foundations to join MacArthur in that area. Read More

Brookings Receives $5 Million from MacArthur to Endow Metropolitan Policy Program

MacArthur has awarded the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program a $5 million gift in support of the Program's second decade. Read More

Grantee Report Finds Economic Benefits to Improving Health of Great Lakes

A new independent report released this week concludes that restoring the health of the Great Lakes will create $50 billion in economic benefit for the region. The cost-benefit analysis, conducted by MacArthur grantee The Brookings Institution ... Read More

Minority Populations Spread Out Across U.S.

Asians, blacks, and Hispanics make up make up the majority of population gains in fast-growing metro areas like Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Orlando, according to a report from the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program. The report also ... Read More

Addressing Challenges Facing Metropolitan Regions

MacArthur has announced two grants totaling $1.4 million in support of research efforts to help local, state and regional policymakers and other civic and business leaders address challenges facing their metropolitan regions. Read More