The Bookings Institution argues that unbalanced growth in tech has contributed to a terrible political divide in our country that will only get worse.
The authors make a convincing case that the heartland needs growth centers to drive economic inclusion and socioeconomic mobility. Right now the mix is terrible: Top innovation metro areas in the US — Boston, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, and San Diego — accounted for more than 90% of the nation’s innovation-sector growth during the years 2005 to 2017.
My perspective: Keep the faith! Leaders like Carter Williams of iSelect Fund in St Louis are already demonstrating big successes in bringing innovation to the heartland.
Have a look at this short article and get back to me with your thoughts….
The case for growth centers: How to spread tech innovation across America