Recognizing infrastructure’s role as a local economic anchor

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2018/08/10/recognizing-infrastructures-role-as-a-local-economic-anchor/

In the race to grow their economies and create new jobs, localities frequently look far beyond their borders. Too often, they try to lure new firms through costly incentives and subsidies with questionable economic returns, a trend that is only gaining more national spotlight during the search for Amazon’s second headquarters. But looking closer to home in support of their core industries and employment opportunities could more directly  build off localities’ existing economic strengths.