Emergence of a Global Heartland

May 28, 2021

Regional News

Emergence of a Global Heartland

NWA Daily

Bentonville's Heartland Forward is a think and do tank focused on economic development in America's heartland. It released a new set of findings yesterday detailing the increase of the foreign-born population in the center of the country.

  • Big picture: The heartland's share of the foreign-born population has risen from 23.5% in 2010 to 31.1% in 2019.
  • What does this mean for NWA? In Fayetteville alone, the foreign-born population has increased 30% over the past 10 years. "We are a resettling city", said Fayetteville Chamber president.

The report goes beyond just statistics, and discusses causes and predictions. You can find the full write up HERE.

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