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Rise of the Great Plains

Rise of the Great Plains
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The Great Plains is often portrayed as a vast region better left to the Buffalo and forces of nature. To counter this perception, The Rise of the Great Plains explores the economic and demographic future of the region. Written by Joel Kotkin, this new research finds that the Great Plains is in the midst of a historic recovery –and well-positioned for the 21st century.

Joel Kotkin is Distinguished Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University in Orange, California; a contributing editor to the City Journal in New York; a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Civil Service College in Singapore, and a Fellow at the National Chamber Foundation. A highly respected speaker and futurist, he consults for many leading economic developmentJoel Kotkin organizations, private companies, regions and cities.  He also serves as executive editor of newgeography.com

Described by the New York Times as America’s “uber-geographer,” for over three decades Mr. Kotkin has been one of the nation's most prolific and widely-published journalists. He lectures widely in the United States and worldwide, and is sought-after as a speaker by major business and financial organizations.

Atlas of the Great Plains

Atlas of the Great Plains
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To supplement The Rise of the Great Plains, the Atlas of the Great Plains was designed and developed to provide users with access to more detailed information. The online atlas allows users to view interactive maps that compare the Great Plains to the rest of the nation. Most of the maps in the atlas are clickable to view more detailed state and county data.