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The State of Metropolitan America
A signature effort of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program that portrays the demographic and social trends shaping the nation's essential economic and societal units.

The Metro Monitor
The MetroMonitor is a quarterly, interactive barometer of the health of America's 100 largest metropolitan economies.
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