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The Midwest is Booming – Just Not Where You Think

The Midwest is booming, but not where you might think. Kansas City, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Columbus, Grand Rapids, and Des Moines are the fastest-growing cities in the Midwest—lapping bigger hubs like Detroit, Cleveland, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and even Chicago that are still suffering from stagnant economies and slow or even negative population growth.
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The End of the 'Libertarian Moment'

Departing Speaker Paul Ryan may have been personally a cut above his critics on the right and left, but he ended up the victim of his own ideology. Now intellectual right-wingers fear that the much anticipated “libertarian moment” has come and gone.

Suburbs Could End Up On The Cutting Edge of Urban Change

Americans continue to do what they have done for at least a half century – spread out, innovate and, in the process, re-create the urban form. Overwhelmingly, suburbs are where most growth is happening. Since 2010 suburbs and exurbs have produced roughly 80 percent of all new jobs.

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Orange County Focus

How can Orange County become a better place to live for all of its residents? Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky explore the challenges and solutions in Orange County Focus: Forging Our Common Future, a research brief from Chapman University’s Center for Demographics and Policy.
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Localism In America

Edited by Joel Kotkin and Ryan Streeter, a new report on “Localism in America” is a collection of essays from AEI and the Center for Opportunity for Urbanism.

The report highlights ideas and proposals from writers of diverse ideological backgrounds about the promise and limits of taking on big challenges at the local level.

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