George W. Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative

Blueprint for Opportunity

The Blueprint for Opportunity series focuses on strengthening America’s cities in their vital role as engines of upward mobility. Cities and neighborhoods make a powerful difference to people’s opportunities, and the local level is where most of the policy energy is in the United States today.

Series Chapters
Chapter 1

Cities and Opportunity

Chapter 2

New Geography of Opportunity

Read the article The New Geography of Opportunity.
Jan 28, 2022

The New Geography of Opportunity

By: J.H. Cullum Clark
A diverse range of cities and metropolitan areas have emerged as high-opportunity regional economies in 21st century America. This report examines those cities and towns and outlines their strengths.
Chapter 3

Immigrants and Opportunity

Chapter 4

Engines of Opportunity