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Tucked Into the Tax Bill, a Plan to Help Distressed America

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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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Economic Innovation Group Releases New Report on Demographic Decline and “Heartland Visas”

Today, the Economic Innovation Group (EIG) released a new report revealing how unprecedented demographic challenges are impacting regional economies through the housing market, local government finances, and depressed rates of business dynamism. “From Managing Decline to Building the Future,” authored by Adam Ozimek of Moody’s Analytics and EIG’s Kenan Fikri and John Lettieri, documents how…

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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 But it is increasingly outdated to think of that as a problem for…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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Webinar: Opportunity Zones for Local Governments

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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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