In this policy paper from Brookings, the authors argue that the innovation sector has generated significant technology gains and wealth but has also helped spawn a growing gap between the nation’s dynamic “superstar” metropolitan areas and most everywhere else. The paper proposes that Congress assemble and award to a select set of 8 – 10 metropolitan areas, a major package of federal innovation inputs and supports that would accelerate their innovation-sector scale-up. External article – read more.