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The Export Economy of Salt Lake City (Yes, Land-Locked Salt Lake City)

Salt Lake businesses are booming as they find international markets for their goods.

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.

Should the U.S. Adopt the German Model of Apprenticeships?

The best youth apprenticeship programs blend traditional high school with skills training—and produce employable graduates.

How to Get Inner-City Teenagers on a Career Track

Boston's summer-jobs program puts thousands of teens in professional environments, giving them mentors and experience.

What Happens When American Teenagers Can't Find Work

Employment rates for teenagers are at the lowest levels since World War II. And that could hurt their longterm job prospects.

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The Export Economy of Salt Lake City (Yes, Land-Locked Salt Lake City)

Salt Lake businesses are booming as they find international markets for their goods.

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.

Should the U.S. Adopt the German Model of Apprenticeships?

The best youth apprenticeship programs blend traditional high school with skills training—and produce employable graduates.

How to Get Inner-City Teenagers on a Career Track

Boston's summer-jobs program puts thousands of teens in professional environments, giving them mentors and experience.

What Happens When American Teenagers Can't Find Work

Employment rates for teenagers are at the lowest levels since World War II. And that could hurt their longterm job prospects.

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.