Welcome to Agglomerations! This is a blog (if you turn on email notification, *poof* it’s a newsletter too) by Caleb Watney and Alec Stapp of the Progressive Policy Institute where we’ll be writing about a broad set of technology and innovation policy issues, with a particular eye on the impacts and importance of agglomeration effects.

Economists and urbanists talk a lot about the significance of clustered networks of individuals and firms working and living together in a shared environment and the “more than the sum of their parts” effect that typically results. More people -> more ideas -> more innovation -> more growth. We see this take place across the US, within cutting-edge tech firms, and of course, we are benefiting from personal agglomeration effects as co-bloggers.

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