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The mission of MassINC is to develop a public agenda for Massachusetts that promotes the growth andvitality of the middle class. We envision a growing, dynamic middle class as the cornerstone of a newcommonwealth in which every citizen can live the American Dream. Our governing philosophy is rootedin the ideals embodied by the American Dream: equality of opportunity, personal responsibility and astrong commonwealth.MassINC is a non-partisan, evidence-based organization. We reject rigid ideologies that are out of touchwith the times and we deplore the too-common practice of partisanship for its own sake. We followthe facts wherever they lead us. The complex challenges of a new century require a new approach thattranscends the traditional political boundaries.MassINC is a different kind of organization, combining the intellectual rigor of a think tank with thevigorous civic activism of an advocacy campaign. Our work is organized within four Initiatives thatuse research, journalism and public education to address the most important forces shaping the livesof middle-class citizens:•
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The Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program
The Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution was launched in 1996 to provide decision-makers cutting-edge research and policy analysis on the shifting realities of cities and metropolitan areas.The program reflects a belief that the United States is undergoing a profound period of change—change that affects its demographic make-up, its development patterns, and its market dynamics. Thesechanges are reshaping both the roles of cities, suburbs, and metropolitan areas and the challenges theyconfront. For that reason, a new generation of public policies must be developed that answers to thesenew circumstances.The program’s mission has therefore been clear from the outset: We are redefining the challenges facingmetropolitan America and promoting innovative solutions to help communities grow in more inclusive,competitive, and sustainable ways.For more information on the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, please visit www.brookings.edu/metro.