Federalism and Economic Growth

Brookings Institution, June 4, 2012

The role of both state and federal government is crucial to building economic growth in the coming years. Bruce Katz, vice president of the Metropolitan Policy Program and Campaign 2012 Project Director Benjamin Wittes discuss what the next president must do to galvanize the talents and energies of America’s cities, metropolitan areas and states to steer the economy in a positive direction.

Bruce Katz: Federalist thinking has atrophied at a most critical time for the nation. The next president must understand that we need leadership and that he has to set the vision for the country.

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