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Visas for the Heartland

/   Michael R. Strain, National Review

U.S. population growth is at an 80-year low. And the population of the United States is growing unevenly.

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New report suggests visas for skilled immigrants to struggling U.S. counties

/   Staff, Axios

The U.S. already has a special visa to attract foreign doctors to treat rural Americans — now a new report suggests expanding that to all skilled immigrants who’d be willing to settle in areas facing long-term demographic problems.

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America’s Biggest Economic Challenge May Be Demographic Decline

/   Neil Irwin, The New York Times

For many years, American economists have spoken of Japan and Western Europe as places where the slow grind of demographic change — masses of workers reaching retirement age, and smaller generations replacing them — has been a major drag on the economy. But it is increasingly outdated to think of that as a problem for…

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Forbes To Launch Inaugural Opportunity Zones Summit: Investing For Impact

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Rep. Kilmer: Economic, partisan disruption challenging nation

/   Bob Smith, Kitsap Daily News

He cited statistics from the think tank Economic Innovation Group, which created a distressed community index with data gathered from every zip code in America, including measurements of employment and unemployment, housing values, wage and salary information and the numbers of those living below the poverty line.

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