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

New unemployment insurance claims rose again for the U.S. and most states, as the fallout from the coronavirus continues.

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Coronavirus Hits Already-Vulnerable Heartland Oil And Gas Industries Hard

Ross DeVol
The most extensive negative consequences of COVID-19 on the Heartland will be attributable to the related, but indirect impacts, of reduced oil and gas exploration and extraction operations

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

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

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

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

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Unemployment Claims Predict Future Economic Impacts of COVID-19

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

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Millennals Find New Hope In The Heartland

The contributors address a fundamental topic for future economic success
in the Heartland: Will Millennials return and remain at higher rates?

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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 Forwards New Video

Why our work is vital to the Heartland's economic future

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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, in Bentonville, Ark.

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Navigating the Coronavirus Outbreak: How a Chinese Economic Slowdown Could Impact a Vulnerable Heartland Trucking Industry

How a Chinese economic slowdown could impact a vulnerable Heartland trucking industry

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Welcome Heartland Forward's new Chief Research Officer Dr. Dave Shideler

We are thrilled to have Dr. David Shideler on board as Chief Research Officer. With more than a decade of experience at @okstate, he brings deep expertise in community and rural development, as well as small business development.

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Launch Press Release

First-Of-Its-Kind Institute Will Focus On Research And Policy Recommendations To Foster Economic Renewal In America's Heartland

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American Heartland Counties Targeted by Chinese Tariffs on U.S. Crops

Trade and tariffs with China cause economic hardship on America’s Heartland Economy – counties and crops across the Heartland are affected most.

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5G: Amplifying or bridging the Rural-Urban Divide?

5G, the fifth generation of wireless communications, has the potential to make the opportunity cost of rural living much larger, maybe insurmountably so.

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Perspectives on Defining the American Heartland

There is little written analysis attempting to explain the geography of the American Heartland and the emerging term, New American Heartland, in a cohesive manner. This paper explores the origin of the term, Heartland and traces through a series of predecessor terms and how the use of the American Heartland term evolved over time.

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Characteristics of Successful Places

On Monday, Nov. 4th, Ross DeVol, president and CEO of Heartland Forward presented at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. He was one of three presenters at the economic briefing. Joined by business economist Kevin Kliesen and Charles Gascon, a regional economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, DeVol presented to over 200 business leaders on economic conditions and the future outlook for the Heartland and the nation as a whole.

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