Economics

Virtual Town Hall: Revitalizing California's Business Climate

You are invited to join Chapman University’s Vice President of Research Thomas Piechota who will host the next Ask the Experts Town Hall on Friday, January 22, from 11 – 12:30 P.M.  read more »

Silicon Valley Exits California for Texas

The big news this week is all the different tech companies announcing their moves to Texas.  read more »

Elite Democrats Could Destroy the Middle Class if Biden Wins in 2020

It’s been a long time since the Democrats were considered “the party of the people” and the GOP the party of the fat cats.  read more »

Northwest Arkansas Economic Recovery Strategy

COVID-19 presents great challenges to Northwest Arkansas (NWA) as it does to every community, but the region is in strong standing to weather this global pandemic.

Ensuring it does so requires leveraging – and enhancing – the region’s economic, social and demographic strengths while addressing its weaknesses.  read more »

Downtown Employment Estimates

Robert Manduca, who made an extremely detailed map of job locations in the US  read more »

Virtual Town Hall – Middle Class Survival Strategies

Join us October 17th for a live interactive webinar on how the middle class can survive and thrive during this time of social and economic uncertainty.  read more »

Does Geography Determine Destiny?

A new Heartland Forward report, Does Geography Determine Destiny has been released today.  read more »

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Big Cities | Munk Debates with guests Joel Kotkin and Richard Florida

Does the COVID-19 pandemic spell the end of the big city boom?

Listen to the debate at Munk Debates.  read more »

Beyond Feudalism: A Strategy to Restore California's Middle Class

In this new report, Beyond Feudalism: A Strategy to Restore California's Middle Class, Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky examine how California has drifted toward feudalism, and how it can restore upward mobility for middle and working-class citizens. An excerpt from the report follows below:  read more »

The Feudal Future Podcast — (Launching: Sunday May 31st)

With the new class structure resembling that of the Medieval times, freedom of choice around how to live and work is quickly disappearing for small business people, property owners, skilled workers and private sector professionals.  read more »