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Rhodes scholar goes from Afghan war to rescuing a capital city

/   Martin Z Braun, Bloomberg Politics

The problems are legion. The population declined 23 percent between 1960 and 2000 and has remained stagnant ever since. It has a higher poverty rate than Baltimore or Newark, and from 2010 to 2014 the Hartford metropolitan area saw the fifth-biggest decline in employers in the nation, according the Economic Innovation Group, a Washington-based public…

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Group ranks Idaho high on scale of business ‘dynamism’

/   Frankie Barnhill, Boise State Public Radio

The Economic Innovation Group is a Washington D.C.-based research and advocacy group focused on the decline of entrepreneurship and rising income inequality. Policy director John Lettieri says despite a popular narrative that disruption and change is constant in the business world, entrepreneurship across the country is actually quite static. … By: Frankie Barnhill, Boise State Public…

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When the appeal of a dominant leader is greater than a prestige leader

/   Hemant Kakkar and Niro Sivanathan, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

We collected macroeconomic data for each zip code using the database of the Economic Innovation Group (EIG), an independent group of economists and policymakers interested in examining the economic markers of America’s economic health. The EIG dataset contains economic indicators for more than 25,000 zip codes covering 99% of America. … By: Hemant Kakkar and…

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NBA Finals ticket prices in Cleveland and Golden State have gone in opposite direction

/   Jesse Lawrence, The Huffington Post

Despite the pride of their first professional sports championship in over 50 years, Cleveland is the second most economically distressed city in America, according to a 2016 report from the Economic Innovation Group. At a distress index of 99.9, Cleveland trails only Camden, New Jersey in categories like the percentage of the population without a…

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Smallest Towns in America

/   Staff, Providence High Tech

Well into the mid-1990s, the nation’s smallest counties were home to almost one-third of all net new business establishments, more than twice the share spawned in the largest counties, according to the Economic Innovation Group, a bipartisan public-policy organization. From the 1980s into the mid-1990s, the data show, America’s big cities had the highest concentration…

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