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Regional Economics

Regional Economics

What We Do

Regional Economics, within the Research Department at the Milken Institute, focuses on understanding the dynamics that drive job creation and promote industry expansion via three programs: Regional competitiveness, Building Human Capital, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Mexico's Competitiveness as a Strategic Trade Partner

In response to the growing importance of US-Mexico trade, this report provides a primer on Mexico’s competitiveness as a US economic partner.

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Data Viz
Best-Performing Cities

Explore the Best-Performing Cities rankings, providing objective insights into US metro areas' economic vitality through 13 key indicators including labor markets and high-tech impact. New this year: community resilience and income inequality metrics.

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Community Explorer: Bringing Populations' Diversity into Policy Discussions, One County at a Time

The Community Explorer is an interactive tool that brings the power of big data and machine learning to the equity-related policy discussion.

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Tech Regulation Tracker and Digest

This timeline documents the most important tech-related regulatory developments in China, Europe, and U.S.

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Featured Research and Analysis