Mike Green is a New York Times Leadership Academy Fellow and award-winning print and digital-media journalist. He is co-founder of ScaleUp Partners LLC, a nationally networked consultancy assisting policymakers, economic development planners, educators, business leaders and investors in changing the economic narrative across urban America and promoting a new vision and strategy of inclusive competitiveness.

Green is a frequent contributor to major media and a public speaker on solutions for education and economic inclusion, job growth and regional competitiveness.

January 22, 2018

Public Policy and the Degradation of Detroit

As a movie and a mayoral speech demonstrate, destructive policies of the past had a lot to do with the city's decline. What's needed is inclusive economic competitiveness.
August 15, 2017

Can We Build Inclusive, Innovative Local Economies?

A new learning collaborative is charting efforts in four metros to connect minority communities to entrepreneurial resources.
December 10, 2015

Cities and the Push for a Low-Carbon World Economy

Much of the talk in Paris is about bringing capital to bear on climate change. That would have a profound effect on our urban economies.
September 12, 2013

Startup Culture and the Neglected Role of Public Schools

Plenty of would-be entrepreneurs are sitting in our K-12 classrooms. They're not getting the help they need to become the innovators who could boost our economies.
August 8, 2013

Struggling Cities and the Promise of Inclusive Competitiveness

Entrepreneurs are busy in our increasingly multicultural urban landscape, but they're not creating many jobs. That could change if we invested in them.
July 18, 2013

America's Toughest Math Problem: Saving Black Boys

They are competitive, creative, innovative, resilient and courageous. If those sound like core characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, they are, and we need to build on them.