The term, “winner takes all” is a common if not stale term that’s been used in the technology industry for years. While it may be an ugly reality in tech, it’s a principle that has some significantly detrimental consequences in economic development.

 The Brookings report on growth centers solidly positions our understanding of why the federal government needs to get involved in making sure our second and third tier markets don’t get completely left behind. In the authors’ words, this is becoming a “grave national problem.” Learn here about how the promise of innovation districts offers to solve some of our core issues today by fostering more inclusive community and economic development, while giving our non-top-20 markets a fighting chance at being competitive.