Cities and Opportunity in 21st Century America

Dr. Cullum Clark, Tower Center Senior Fellow and Director of the Bush Institute–Economic Growth Initiative, explores why cities and neighborhoods so strongly influence economic mobility and how America can create more cities of opportunity. Dr. Clark examines overall income and wealth trends and those for individual metropolitan areas. High-performing metros for economic mobility have been unusually successful in fostering relatively high college completion, job-market access, new business creation, and housing affordability. They also tend to score high for social capital – the dense fabric of social connection and civic engagement that makes a community tick. Read more here.