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Another Record-breaking Week for Unemployment Claims as Coronavirus Fallout Continues

David Shideler and Jonas Crews
The U.S. posted 5.8 million1 unemployment insurance (UI) claims being filed during the week ending March 28, breaking last week’s record for UI initial claims filed in a given week.

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Coronavirus Hits Already-Vulnerable Heartland Oil And Gas Industries Hard

Texas, Oklahoma, North Dakota and Louisiana will bear some of the most severe impact from COVID-19, as oil and gas operations suffer

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Texas reeling into recession from double blows of coronavirus and oil slump, Comptroller Glenn Hegar says

Using the ‘r’ word, Hegar sees no avoiding a recession and predicts the state’s recovery will be slow

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Heartland Travel Hubs Face Economic Fall-out from COVID-19

Dave Shideler
The Heartland is home to a significant portion of the United State’s airlines and aerospace manufacturing. Given the huge drop-off in airline travel and the significant role that travel, tourism, airlines, and aerospace manufacturing play in the Heartland's economy, we wanted to dive into this area further.

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COVID-19 Impacts Lead to Record-setting Rise in Unemployment Claims

Dave Shideler and Jonas Crews
The economic slowdown resulting from the coronavirus outbreak has led to massive increases in new unemployment insurance claims

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Coronavirus Regional Economic Impacts and Policy Responses

Ross DeVol
How COVID-19 will impact communities in the Heartland and beyond, and how policymakers can respond

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How our cities can reopen after the COVID-19 pandemic

Richard Florida and Steven Pedigo
No pandemic or plague or natural disaster has killed off “the city,” or humanity’s need to live and work in urban clusters.

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Des Moines is 'flyover country' no more: Millennials choose Heartland

Ross DeVol
While Heartland states like Iowa have been labeled "flyover country," there is new evidence that young people — our economic engines of the future — are choosing to settle in cities likes Des Moines instead of fleeing for the coasts.

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Coronavirus and the future of living and working in America

JOEL KOTKIN and MARSHALL TOPLANSKY
By late spring, the most severe impacts from the coronavirus may be fading, but its impact on how we live and work will not go away.

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Unemployment Claims Predict Future Economic Impacts of COVID-19

Dave Shideler and Jonas Crews
Recent federal changes to the unemployment insurance (UI) program authorized employee eligibility under certain conditions related to COVID-19

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New Research Finds Increasing Millennial Migration And Economic Opportunity In The Heartland

Heartland Forward Senior Fellow Joel Kotkin and his contributors address a fundamental topic for future economic success in the Heartland

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Heartland Forward Expands Research Efforts With Addition Of New Fellow

Economist Minoli Ratnatunga Joins The "Think And Do" Tank To Conduct Research On Economic Performance In The Heartland

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Heartland Forward Appoints Global Public Policy Expert as Heartland Summit Executive Director

Heartland Forward announced today that Angie Cooper will lead the mission and operations of Heartland Summit, the think and do tank’s annual event in Bentonville, Ark. The Heartland Summit showcases innovation between the coasts, sparks honest conversations about the challenges of the region, ignites systems for sustained economic growth and inspires problem-solving in the heart of the country.

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Heartland Forward Welcomes Dr. Dave Shideler as Chief Research Officer

Publisher: Put young talent at the Baton Rouge power table

Ross DeVol -- “It’s not small firms that create growth, its young firms that scale up,” he said. “It’s important to innovate and create new firms because eventually your anchor firms are not going to be as dominant.” Young entrepreneurs matter.

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The Rise Of the Rest bus tour will stop in multiple Heartland cities, including Northwest Arkansas

In Northwest Arkansas, the tour will partner with the Heartland Summit, an annual gathering to kick start economic growth in the middle of the country. In St. Louis, following a day focused on agricultural innovation, the pitch competition will feature AgTech startups from across the country pitching for the Rise of the Rest Seed Fund investment.

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THE CASE for GROWTH CENTERS How to spread tech innovation across America

Insightful analysis about the growth of the high-tech innovation sector and the need to position more Heartland metro areas as tech centers

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Ross DeVol - Research revelations

He was living in Los Angeles at the time and working in a high-profile, internationally recognized position. The offer to join a new, untested "think and do tank" in Arkansas might not have appealed to some people, but to DeVol, it was all but irresistible.

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Talent that executes is key to future of Baton Rouge

Ross DeVol gives keynote at the CPEX Smart Growth Summit in Baton Rouge

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Talent May Be Shifting Away From Superstar Cities

Author, Richard Florida is a senior Fellow at Heartland Forward, co-founder, and editor at large of CityLab and a senior editor at The Atlantic.

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Intentional investment is the key for communities to thrive

Ross DeVol Delivers keynote address at the annual CPEX Smart Growth Summit in Baton Rouge, LA

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St. Louis Federal Reserve economist says U.S. economy is in ‘pretty good place’

An economic briefing hosted by the Little Rock branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis and Heartland Forward, a research institute established recently and based in Bentonville.

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Ross DeVol Interviews with Paul Gatling, Talk Business & Politics

Ross DeVol, president and CEO of Heartland Forward, discusses the new ‘think and do tank’ with Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Editor Paul Gatling.

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Think Tank Focused on Heartland Launches in Bentonville

Listen to Ozarks at Large interview with Heartland Forwards CEO Ross DeVol

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Waltons Backing Research Institute

Research institute aims to foster economic growth in the central U.S.

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