Leaders in cities, metropolitan areas and states across the country continue to seek measures to reenergize the American economy in a way that works better for more people. To support those efforts, the Brookings Institution report provides an update on the changing momentum and the geography of America's advanced industries sectors.
The current report is a mixed picture of progress and slow change that registers continued momentum in the manufacturing sub-sector, a slump in energy and a widely distributed growth in the high-tech services. Middle Tennessee lead the nation in growth of high-tech manufacturing and advanced industries, but, overall, growth spread out from a narrower set of America auto manufacturing and tech service industries in the last two years.
Across-the-board, the trends reveal both the value and evolving distribution of advanced economic activity and the need for federal, state and local strategies focused on boosting the sector's growth and broadening its reach.
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Mark Muro, Siddharth Kulkarni and David M. Hart (2016). "America's advanced industries: New trends" Retrieved from https://www.brookings.edu/research/americas-advanced-industries-new-trends/.