Transformative Investments: Remaking American Cities for a New Century (Brookings, 2008):

Explores the rise of transformative investments and what makes an urban investment truly “transformative.” This article describes the shared characteristics of transformative investments, how and where they typically occur, and indicators of successful investment. 

Equitable Growth Initiatives (PolicyLink):

Provides an overview of initiatives from PolicyLink, a national research and action institute advancing racial and economic equity. Initiatives described range from a workforce equity research collaboration and a green infrastructure procurement project to an inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem effort.  

How medtech companies can create value with new-business building (McKinsey & Company, 2022):

Discusses opportunities, challenges, and lessons for medtech companies launching and scaling new businesses.

Beyond the Endless Frontier: Brief reflections on manufacturing, innovation, and commercialization (Federation of American Scientists, Andrew Sosanya and Ishan Sharma, December 2021):

Blog post that presents the case for attracting and growing talent in the United States and to encourage greater risk taking with respect to industrial R&D and market failures. The post also advocates for a government that serves as a driver and buyer of innovative technologies. 

Accelerated British Columbia’s Clean Economy: A Cleanteh Cluster Strategy (Core Cleantech Foresight Innovation Centre, British Columbia, Canada):

This website provides a report on the strategy employed by a cleantech accelerator to stand up a 6-month initiative in British Columbia in 2019. The full report details the mission, vision, goals, and necessary components of a successful cleantech strategy for British Columbia.

How Firms Learn: Industry Specific Strategies for Urban Economies (Scott Andes, Brookings, 2016):

The reality of commercializing breakthrough science is much more complicated than economics textbooks suggest. This paper provides different industry-specific strategies outlining how firm inventions come from a range of sources, not just research institutions and are translated into products in a number of methods beyond patents, licenses, and technical service contracts.    

Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy (McKinsey & Company, 2013):

Delves into how twelve emerging technologies — including the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, advanced robotics, and next-generation genomics — could have massive, economically disruptive impact in the coming years.

Job Creation: A Review of Policies and Strategies (Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, University of California Berkeley, 2011):

Provides a broad survey of economic development policies and strategies that seek to create jobs, including: federal- and state-level, place-based, business- and sector-based, and worker-based strategies.