Global Midwest Publications
The following were published as part of The Chicago Council's Global Midwest Initiative. Global Midwest Policy Briefs, concise five-page documents that frame and analyze pressing issues facing the Midwest in a global era and offer recommendations for how best to move forward. Chicago Council Senior Fellow Richard C. Longworth served as editor-in-chief of the Policy Briefs. Longworth also is author of The Midwesterner blog. Heartland Papers are a monograph series of in-depth reports devoted to addressing issues that are vital to the future of the Midwest as it transitions from its industrial past. Authors are experts from academia, business, civic organizations, government, journalism, and think tanks. The views expressed are those of the author and not those of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.