Scott Andes is a senior policy analyst at the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution. His work focuses on advanced industries, innovation and technology, and economic development. Prior to joining Brookings, he was a research analyst at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation where he authored and co-authored reports on innovation and domestic economic policy. He was also Special Assistant to Senator Chuck Schumer at the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee and has worked on a number of state and national political campaigns. Andes received his B.A. in Government from the London School of Economics and a master’s in public policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University.
Policy should be reformed to better integrate the national labs with regional economies.