Metro Detroit and Job Sprawl

The Brookings Institution released a new study that finds Metro Detroit the nation's most sprawled job market.  Approximately 77% of the region's jobs are located at least 10 miles from Detroit's Central Business District.  In general, Midwestern cities tended to have highly sprawled job markets, in part due to its dependence on manufacturing.  Cities in the nation's sunbelt had the least amount of job sprawl.

The study's findings are interesting and continue to make the case for connecting low income residents in urban neighborhoods to job opportunities in inner and outer ring suburbs.  See a recent article in the Detroit Free Press for a local take on the report; or visit the Brookings institution for an interactive map or the full report.