Jennifer Vey is a fellow with the Centennial Scholar Initiative and co-director of the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking at the Brookings Institution. Vey’s work primarily focuses on the competitiveness and quality of life of cities and metro areas in the innovation economy.
Vey is the author of “Restoring Prosperity: The State Role in Revitalizing America’s Older Industrial Cities,” and has co-authored numerous other Brookings publications, including “One Year After: Observations on the Rise of Innovation Districts,” as well as co-edited Retooling for Growth: Building a 21st Century Economy in America’s Older Industrial Areas.
Prior to joining Brookings in June, 2001, Vey was a Community Planning and Development Specialist at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Vey earned a Master of Planning degree from the University of Virginia, and holds a B.A. in Geography from Bucknell University.