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A Redlands, Calif. QUIZ! How well do you know the city famous for its oranges?

Dec 19, 2013
We’re continuing our American Futures series with The Atlantic’s James Fallows and the software company ESRI this week. Kai and James have been traveling across the U.S. looking at how small towns are living and working in a new economy. They’ve flown into the easternmost city in the U.S. — Eastport, Maine and traveled to Sioux Falls, S.D., where they visited a few businesses in […]

The economic narrative of America's future

Nov 13, 2013
As he travels for The Atlantic and Marketplace's American Futures project, Jim Fallows says there's an economic narrative for the cities and towns forging a way into the future.

American Futures: Eastport's big bet on global trade

Oct 25, 2013
In the town of Eastport, Maine, a gamble on natural resources could revive a flailing economy.

American Futures: Welcome to Eastport, Maine

Oct 24, 2013
For our American Futures series, Kai & co. head to the easternmost city in the U.S.

Washington brinkmanship aside, the real U.S. economy doesn't look too bad

Oct 9, 2013
In his travels for The Atlantic and Marketplace's American Futures project, Jim Fallows says the American economy in small cities and towns is doing all right.

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Burlington, Vermont: Land of ice cream, skiing, and ... tech?

Sep 25, 2013
The Atlantic's Jim Fallows and his wife Deb stop next in Burlington, Vt., to explore the city's thriving tech industry.