Change doesn’t have to happen from the top down. Even as shifts in Washington, D.C., fuel uncertainty, people in communities across the country are taking it upon themselves to chip away at the challenges in front of them, coming up with innovative solutions that can have nationwide significance. Here, we highlight some of the most promising projects, initiatives, and companies that are springing up in every state of the union. Together, they present a portrait of the country today—its concerns and responses, and its enduring capacity for progress.
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