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With a focus on why people leave, we ignore at least half of the migration story.
Not really. Common problems, regardless of place, will lead to common solutions.
Silicon Shore. Silicon Beach. Silicon Roundabout. How many different technology hubs can we have? Like the untethering of manufacturing from regional natural resources that crushed the Rust Belt, Silicon Valley's one-time advantage of a high concentration of venture capitalists matters less and less as the cost of technology falls.
With real estate markets tapped out in primary markets, investors will look to secondary ones—Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Phoenix—with legacy assets.
Population change obscures more than it illuminates.
The loss of the U.S. Airways hub signaled the start of Pittsburgh's remarkable turnaround. Does that make United Airlines' departure from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport a cause for celebration?
The Rust Belt will rise again.
"Manufacturing is no longer just about production. Production is now the core of a much wider set of activities."
What's happening with institutions of higher education and medicine?
For quality demographics, Chicago is world class. For quantity demographics, Chicago is dying. Which one matters more?