The Ochs Center has partnered with the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program in order to promote the Blueprint for American Prosperity, an initiative aimed at developing a comprehensive federal policy that benefits economic growth and sustainability in metropolitan areas. The Ochs Center has worked to build partnerships between Brookings and business organizations and government officials in Memphis, Nashville and Knoxville, as well as Chattanooga.

David Eichenthal, President and CEO of the Ochs Center, serves as a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. The Metropolitan Policy Program has funded Ochs Center research related to the role of Chattanooga as a model "turnaround" city and examining how effective federal and state crime control policies can lead to urban and regional revitalization.

Click here to learn more about the Brookings Institution.

On the eve of the presidential debate held in Tennessee, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean's op-ed in the Tennessean focused on the importance of metropolitan areas in Tennessee and the need for a better federal partnership.

Click here to read the article.

As part of the Restoring Prosperity program at Brookings Institution, Chattanooga's revitalization is featured in a case study. the report highlights the "Chattanooga Way" in which public and private forces work together to move Chattanooga forward. To read the report, click here.