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Scott Andes is a fellow with the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking for the Brookings Institution. His work focuses on innovation strategies for cities, advanced manufacturing, and science and technology policy.
In his podcast conversation with Paul Krutko, president and CEO of Ann Arbor SPARK, Scott discusses what it means to be an area of innovation of innovation and how the global geography of innovation has shifted over time. He also explains how innovation has specifically shifted in the midtowns and downtowns of cities and how both companies and talent have influenced that shift. Finally, Scott offers a deep dive in to how businesses benefit from being located in an area of innovation.