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San Antonio’s income inequality can be seen clearly through zip codes

/   Emily Baucum, News 4 San Antonio

“We’re becoming a country, in some sense, that your destiny is defined by your zip code,” says Steve Glickman with Economic Innovation Group, the think tank behind the latest study. The EIG study found more than 400,000 people in San Antonio are living in distressed communities. … By: Emily Baucum, News 4 San Antonio Read…

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Most prosperous places in Upstate NY: 65 flourishing towns and cities, ranked

/   Ben Axelson, New York Upstate

Upstate New York is home to a fiscally diverse group of communities ranging from the very poor and economically unstable to the prosperous and wealthy. Data gathered and aggregated by the Economic Innovation Group, a public policy research operation, maps out the most well-off communities across the entire country by state, county and zip code….

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Indianapolis bucks the trend to become a hotbed for startups

/   Kim Hart, Axios

Indianapolis is a thriving business center where the startup rate far outpaces the rest of the state — 7.3% vs. 6.2% statewide. That high rate likely helps explain its resilience and growth during what has been a rough recovery for much of the region, according to an analysis of Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor…

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Inequality: San Antonio’s Silent Crisis

/   Ben Olivo, Folo Media/Fox San Antonio

Last year, a national study called the Distressed Communities Index, put out by the D.C.-based Economic Innovation Group, showed that San Antonio leads the nation in spatial inequality — meaning this city had the largest disparity between the poorest and richest zip codes — 78207, the near West Side; and 78258, largely Stone Oak. ……

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The challenge – and opportunity – in America’s geography of distress

/   Mark Trumbull, The Christian Science Monitor

Many Americans live in prosperous communities, but about 1 in 6 lives in a distressed ZIP Code. The challenge includes lots of “old-industry” cities in the Northeast and Midwest, as well as much of the rural South. Steven Glickman of the Economic Innovation Group, which conducted the research, says the inequality is fueled not just by…

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