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Read up on what people are saying about our work in and around the Heartland.

For the region to prosper, its bigger cities must flourish
Growth remains a bigger worry than unemployment in at least a few cities. They're scattered around the country, but their economies have a few qualities in common that have made them pandemic-proof.
With the Paycheck Protection Program over, it's clear that minority-led businesses needed more, and potentially different, help.
The technology sector increasingly underpins the U.S. economy, with signs of its growth becoming more woven into local economies far outside iconic innovation hubs like Silicon Valley and New York.
NWABJ report with Paul Gatling
As Northwest Arkansas starts to reopen its economy, local leaders must address an important question: What is the best way to recover and rebuild?
Coronavirus, anger over policing and strained budgets pack triple punch in cities like New York, Los Angeles and Boston, but don’t count cities out, urban experts say
Entrepreneurs and young firms are the future major employers and they need support.
Arizonans filed a record-high number of claims for expanded federal unemployment benefits leading up to what could be the final week of the program in its current form.
The end of the megacity era as we know it.
In the middle of America, without intention or, really, anyone noticing, a decades-long, real-world experiment shaped by the money, politics and eccentricities of two 80-something billionaires is underway in two equally white, Christian, Republican cities.
As Tennessee begins the process of reopening its economy, local leaders are faced with an important question: what is the best way to recover and rebuild?
An analysis from a new think tank, Heartland Forward, identified 20 top entrepreneurial ecosystems across America based on the share of employment by small firms, and the number of college-educated employees in those firms.
Heartland Forward names LOU community one to emulate for strong economic growth
A third of businesses surveyed report having shut down, and a third reduced hours in April, state survey finds.
For a generation, a procession of pundits, public relations aces and speculators have promoted the notion that our future lay in dense — and politically deep-blue — urban centers, largely on the coasts.
Nevada has one of the least-diversified economies in the nation, such that even other tourist hot spots such as Hawaii are better equipped to handle the economic hit from the coronavirus pandemic.
Using the ‘r’ word, Hegar sees no avoiding a recession and predicts the state’s recovery will be slow.
High-tech jobs in Des Moines increased by 58% over the past decade, more than in Seattle, Boston, and Portland.
If Baton Rouge is going to grow and evolve in a fast-changing world, then it needs to get more young people in positions of authority and influence.
According to a new analysis, places away from the coasts in the Sunbelt and West are pulling ahead when it comes to attracting talented workers.
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