STEPHEN MOORE: Migration changing economy of U.S. South - Washington Times
Migration is changing the economic center of gravity to the South
The so-called “progressives” love to talk about how their policies
will create a worker’s paradise, but then why is it that day after day,
month after month, year after year, people are fleeing liberal blue
states for conservative red states?
The new Census data on where
we live and where we moved to in 2014 shows that the top seven states
with the biggest percentage increase in in-migration from other states
are in order: North Dakota, Nevada, South Carolina, Colorado, Florida,
Arizona, and Texas. All of these states are red, except Colorado, which
Meanwhile the leading
exodus states of the continental states in percentage terms were:
Alaska, New York, Illinois, Connecticut, New Mexico, New Jersey, and
Kansas. All of these states are blue, except Alaska and Kansas.
latest Rich States, Poor States document (which I co-author) published
by ALEC, the state legislative organization, finds that nearly 1,000
people each day on net are leaving blue states and entering red states.
This migration is changing the economic center of gravity in America —
moving it relentlessly to the South and West.