Not really. Common problems, regardless of place, will lead to common solutions.
Another example of how population growth is outdated as an important economic metric.
For many, population is the only metric that matters. But what does it mean when a city's population is declining while its workforce is growing—in both size and smarts?
Why a proposal in Michigan to subsidize education for students who remain in-state after graduation won't benefit anybody. It's brain gain we should worry about, not brain drain.