The Manhattan Institute’s new study says the Intermountain West is among four regions that will grow fastest in the next four decades, in part because of pro-business government policies.
America’s Growth Corridors: The Key to National Revival puts all of Idaho, Utah and Nevada in the “growth corridor,” along with eastern Oregon, eastern Washington, eastern California; northwestern New Mexico; northern Arizona; and western Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado in the fast-growing region.
Released Tuesday, the report also attributes the projection to low housing costs and above average population growth.
The other three growth corridors:
The Great Plains region of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and the Dakotas.
The “Third Coast” stretch of counties along the Gulf of Mexico and which range through Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.
The “Southeast Manufacturing Belt” of counties in eastern Arkansas, all of Tennessee, and large swaths of Kentucky, the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and southwestern Virginia.