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Study: ‘Distressed’ communities not gaining as economy recovers

/   Nicole Raz and Katelyn Newberg, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Wesley’s barbershop is in a “distressed community” while Mario’s barber shop is in a “prosperous community,” according to the Economic Innovation Group’s 2017 Distressed Communities Index, released Sept. 25. “Policymakers for several years have been talking about the national gains we are seeing as part of the economic recovery,” EIG co-founder Steve Glickman said. The…

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Here Are The Top 10 Most Prosperous Cities In The Country

/   Randy DeSoto, Western Journalism

An Arizona city was determined to be the most prosperous in the United States. Two other cities in the state made the top 10, while the most distressed cities tended to be in the Northeast and Midwest parts of the country. Gilbert, Arizona, a city of approximately 240,000 people located about 20 miles southeast of…

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The Dividing Line Between Upstate NY Distress and PA Success

/   Tom Shepstone, Natural Gas Now

Why Plymouth? Well, it has to do with an interesting article the other day that caught my attention. It was about the “most distressed places in Upstate NY” and listed “53 communities struggling to get by,” ranking them from bottom to top. I perused the list and saw the most distressed place in Upstate New…

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Sinclair San Antonio, Folo Media partner for TV special on S.A.’s inequality crisis

/   Ben Olivo, 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 Two Wisconsins

/   Marc Eisen, Isthmus

Today, while Dane County booms and the bigger cities in the Fox River Valley and western Wisconsin prosper, the rest of the state is largely mired in a downturn that is a recession in all but name. Wisconsin is not alone. This dichotomy is also America’s story, as the Economic Innovation Group, a centrist research…

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