Mark Muro

Senior Fellow & Policy Director, Metropolitan Policy Program
Brookings Institution
Mark Muro, a senior fellow and the director of policy at the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, leads the program’s advanced and inclusive economy activities. Mark is an expert on regional technology ecosystems and economic development and has published extensively on manufacturing, digital trends, energy issues, and regional industry clusters. Mark’s most recent work has focused on the industry underpinnings of building an “advanced economy that works for all.” Mark is currently leading working the “digitization” of the economy and recently released a major state and metro benchmarking report entitled “America’s Advanced Industries: New Trends.” In recent years Muro has led the development of state advanced industries strategies for Rhode Island, Tennessee’s automotive industry, and Colorado’s space / aerospace sector and wrote the report “Powering Advanced Industries, State by State.” Mark is also an advisor to the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute and the author of numerous publications on regional technology ecosystems and economic development strategies, including “The New `Cluster Moment’: How Regional Innovation Clusters Can Foster the Next Economy.” Mark holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and a master’s degree in American studies from the University of California, Berkeley.