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Jennifer S. Vey  

Fellow at the Brookings Institution

Jennifer S. Vey is a fellow at the Brookings Institution whose work primarily focuses on the competitiveness and quality of life of cities and metros in the next economy.

She is the author of “Building from Strength: Creating Opportunity in Greater Baltimore’s Next Economy,” “Restoring Prosperity: The State Role in Revitalizing America’s Older Industrial Cities,” “Organizing for Success: A Call to Action for the Kansas City Region,” and “Higher Education in Pennsylvania: A Competitive Asset for Communities.” She has co-authored several other Brookings publications, including “Recapturing Land for Economic and Fiscal Growth,” “The Next Economy: Economic Recovery and Transformation in the Great Lakes Region,” “Back to Prosperity: A Competitive Agenda for Renewing Pennsylvania,” “Seizing City Assets: Ten Steps to Urban Land Reform,” and others.

Jennifer also co-edited Retooling for Growth: Building a 21st Century Economy in America’s Older Industrial Areas, published by the American Assembly and Brookings Institution Press.

Prior to joining Brookings in June, 2001, Jennifer was a Community Planning and Development Specialist at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, where she assisted urban Empowerment Zones in implementing their strategic plans. She earned a Master of Planning degree from the University of Virginia in 1997, and holds a B.A. in Geography from Bucknell University. She lives with her family in Baltimore.

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