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Will Salt Lake City's Growing Smog Threaten Its Economic Growth?

With smog keeping children indoors during winter months, the area's reputation for healthy outdoor living could be on the line.

Was Utah's Much-Heralded Immigration Law All It Promised?

Three years after the law's passage, undocumented immigrants still fear deportation.

Salt Lake City's Secret to Escaping the Recession

With the LDS Church's financing of a huge downtown development, "in Salt Lake, the cranes kept moving," says Mayor Ralph Becker.

Detroit

Refueled Domestic Automakers Poised to Lead Detroit's Revival

While you weren't looking, Detroit's car companies pulled off a global comeback with better vehicles and innovative technology.

Detroit

Can Detroit Rebuild Its Middle Class?

Downtown Detroit is brimming with new condos, start-ups, and breweries. But for the city to make a comeback, it needs to repopulate itself with a new middle class. 

Detroit

Is Dan Gilbert Detroit's New Superhero?

Stop talking about how to save Detroit. Local billionaire Dan Gilbert is playing up the city's strengths to make it vibrant once again.

Detroit

Inside Detroit’s Nascent Start-Up Culture

Forget Mark Zuckerberg. The entrepreneurial kids of Detroit want to make money while doing good.

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Will Salt Lake City's Growing Smog Threaten Its Economic Growth?

With smog keeping children indoors during winter months, the area's reputation for healthy outdoor living could be on the line.

Was Utah's Much-Heralded Immigration Law All It Promised?

Three years after the law's passage, undocumented immigrants still fear deportation.

Salt Lake City's Secret to Escaping the Recession

With the LDS Church's financing of a huge downtown development, "in Salt Lake, the cranes kept moving," says Mayor Ralph Becker.

Detroit

Refueled Domestic Automakers Poised to Lead Detroit's Revival

While you weren't looking, Detroit's car companies pulled off a global comeback with better vehicles and innovative technology.

Detroit

Can Detroit Rebuild Its Middle Class?

Downtown Detroit is brimming with new condos, start-ups, and breweries. But for the city to make a comeback, it needs to repopulate itself with a new middle class. 

Detroit

Is Dan Gilbert Detroit's New Superhero?

Stop talking about how to save Detroit. Local billionaire Dan Gilbert is playing up the city's strengths to make it vibrant once again.

Detroit

Inside Detroit’s Nascent Start-Up Culture

Forget Mark Zuckerberg. The entrepreneurial kids of Detroit want to make money while doing good.

Show More
 
About The Next Economy

The Great Recession upended expectations about economic security in the United States, and it changed the way we work and live. The Next Economy project asks: How are Americans adapting to the new economy? This joint initiative from the Atlantic and National Journal will use polls, an annual special issue, national and local events with thought leaders and this site to answer that question.