America's diversity is a major reason it's held its innovation edge, enabling the nation to lead the world in developing life-improving goods, services, and solutions.
When people talk about our nation's slow rate of economic growth, it often comes with a tone of resignation.
"Perhaps 2.5% growth is the new norm," some people say.
According to the Congressional Budget Office, that 2.5% growth rate may be with us for the next 10 years.
If you think economic growth is fine in America, here's a chart that may change your mind.
The above illustration shows the trend growth rate from 1958 to the present, with projections out to 2024.
Just look at what's happened since 2007.