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Why Billionaires, All-Star Athletes And Wall Street Leaders Are Joining The Forbes Opportunity Zones Summit

/   Steven Bertoni, Forbes

On May 21, we’re launching our new Forbes Opportunity Zones Summit in Newark, New Jersey.

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EIG kicks off Opportunity Zones Webinar Series

The Economic Innovation Group held its first Opportunity Zones webinar for investors, community leaders, and stakeholders eager to take advantage of the Opportunity Zones incentive. A recording of the webinar can be found here with the slides here. EIG’s Catherine Lyons and Rachel Reilly led the webinar, walking participants through the basics of Opportunity Zones, regulatory actions from…

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How ‘Heartland Visas’ Could Reduce Geographic Inequality

/   Richard Florida, CityLab

Place-based immigrant visas could help revitalize America’s left-behind cities and regions, economic researchers say in a new report.

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Demographic Decline Is the Real Threat to the U.S.

/   Noah Smith, Bloomberg Businesweek

The Economic Innovation Group, a think tank, suggests using place-based visas to send skilled immigrants to declining regions.

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Trump Says the U.S. Is ‘Full.’ Much of the Nation Has the Opposite Problem

/   Neil Irwin and Emily Badger, New York Times

President Trump has adopted a blunt new message in recent days for migrants seeking refuge in the United States: “Our country is full.” To the degree the president is addressing something broader than the recent strains on the asylum-seeking process, the line suggests the nation can’t accommodate higher immigration levels because it is already bursting at the…

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America isn’t full

/   Ezra Klein, Vox

“Our Country,” President Donald Trump says, “is FULL!” America is the 146th most densely populated country on earth, sandwiched between Venezuela and Kyrgyzstan. Still, immigration is about more than land. People who say America is full are arguing that the costs immigrants impose outweigh the benefits. Those costs can be cultural, economic, or even political. I’m the…

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