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But What Does It Mean?


“But What Does It Mean?” Webinar Series

Join GCP’s Equity & Inclusion division for our “But What Does It Mean?” webinar series as our guest, Alan Berube, senior fellow and deputy director at the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings shares findings from two recent reports that include key economic performance data for the Cleveland metro area.


The report, How family-sustaining jobs can power an inclusive recovery in America’s regional economies provides localized data on how many families in the Cleveland metro area did not earn high enough wages in 2019 to make ends meet and the number of “family-sustaining wage” jobs Cleveland needs to move half of those struggling families into self-sufficiency.


The 2021 edition of Metro Monitor provides localized data on the Cleveland metro area’s performance on inclusive economic growth and prosperity from 2009-2019, a ten-year period stretching from the trough of the Great Recession to the near-peak of the pre-pandemic economy.




Alan Berube, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings


Alan Berube

Alan Berube is senior fellow and deputy director at the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings. In this role he coordinates and amplifies research from across Brookings Metro on how to strengthen economic opportunity in regions, cities, and communities. Alan has also authored dozens of Brookings publications on economic and demographic trends in metropolitan areas, social policies affecting families and communities, and the role of cities in a globalizing economy. He is co-author of Confronting Suburban Poverty in America (Brookings Press, 2013). Prior to joining Brookings in 2001, Alan was a policy advisor in the Office of Community Development Policy at the U.S. Treasury Department, and a researcher at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. He holds a master’s degree in public policy from the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Stanford University. In 2004 Alan served as an Atlantic Fellow in Public Policy at the UK Treasury, focusing on mixed-income housing policy.





*registration opening at a later date. 

•Tuesday, May 25th
•Tuesday, June 22nd
•Tuesday, September 28th
•Tuesday, November 16th 




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$ free for non-members





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