The Arts, New Growth Theory, and Economic Development: Welcome and Panel 1

On May 10, 2012, the Brookings Institution and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) hosted a symposium examining new growth theory as a tool for assessing the impact of art and culture on the U.S. economy, including the theory that cities play a major role in facilitating economic growth. This session included opening remarks by Bruce Katz, Vice President and Co-Director, Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program and Rocco Landesman Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, and Panel 1, which focused on "Creative Clustering."