Five economic powerhouse regions: Portland, Oregon; Minneapolis-St. Paul, Ohio, Maryland, and North Dakota. 5 Potential Economic Powerhouses of Tomorrow
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5 Potential Economic Powerhouses of Tomorrow


Even as the national economy struggles, some regions anticipate future prosperity. Though unlikely to surpass powerhouses of the U.S. economy such as California’s Silicon Valley, Boston’s Route 128 corridor and North Carolina’s Research Triangle, they may well give better-known up-and-comers such as Austin, Tex., Charlotte, N.C., and Denver, Colo. a run for the money.

Consider these five examples of how areas are leveraging their strengths for future growth and betting on industries that are poised for takeoff.

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