ON-Lion Letter
The Center for Opportunity Urbanism recently released a report titled “The New American Heartland – Renewing the Middle Class by Revitalizing Middle America”

This report explores the challenges we face as a nation to expand our middle class, specifically the need to meet three challenges: recover from the Great Recession, rebalance the American and international economies, and gain access to the global middle class for the future of American goods and services.

It proposes that the fulcrum for meeting these challenges is the combination of industries and resources concentrated in the New American Heartland, the center of the country’s productive economy. This New American Heartland includes not only the Midwest and Upper Plains, but portions of all the Gulf States — Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida — and the non-coastal southern states of Georgia, Tennessee, and Arkansas. 

While every region contributes to American prosperity, this report explores how the New American Heartland has the potential to p Tlay an outsized role in powering economic growth in the twenty-first century.

Read full report here.


The Center for Opportunity Urbanism is a grant recipient of the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.

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