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McNellis: California’s Housing Crisis is a High Class Problem

/   John McNellis, The Registry

According to the Economic Innovation Group, a business-backed DC think tank, the vacancy rate in distressed America is 14.4 percent, a rate guaranteed to floor rents and prices. The elite zip codes–the top 20 percent–have a vacancy rate a bit under 5 percent and no doubt approaching effective zero in the white-hot coastal zip codes….

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Letters: Diplomacy abroad, ‘left behind’ communities and more

/   John Lettieri and Steve Glickman, Ithaca Journal

Many Americans still feel left behind by the recent economic recovery. Our research shows that these anxieties are not misplaced. Economic well-being varies drastically between communities, often blocks apart from one another. One in six Americans are living in distressed communities nationwide, rural and urban alike. … By: John Lettieri and Steve Glickman, Ithaca Journal…

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The Real Lesson From the Virginia Governor’s Race

/   Ross Baird, Real Clear Politics

Despite a net increase in entrepreneurial activity across the country since the end of the Great Recession, according to the bipartisan Economic Innovation Group, the majority of pivot counties have seen a decline during that period. This includes all five pivot counties in Virginia. … By: Ross Baird, Real Clear Politics Read the full article…

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5 metro Phoenix ZIP codes rank in top U.S. areas to buy money-making rental homes

/   Catherine Reagor, AZ Central

Chandler ranked the best city to buy a home big enough to raise a family, according to an October 2017 data analysis from SmartAsset. Gilbert came in No. 3 with Scottsdale following at No. 8. The same three cities also ranked among the top 10 most prosperous U.S. cities, according to a 2017 report from…

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The Amazon Sweepstakes and the Memphis Consolidation Prize

/   Staff, Smart City Memphis

Here’s the thing: the most troubling evidence that our tax abatement policies are falling short is that while the poverty rate and the child poverty rates in the U.S. went down last year, they went up in Memphis. In the ranking of most distressed cities by the Economic Innovation Group, Memphis moved from #9 last…

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