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Steve Case looks to buoy the Rust Belt with latest ‘Rise of the Rest’ tour

/   Anna Hensel, VentureBeat

It’s no secret that many Rust Belt cities are struggling with how to diversify their economies, as automation threatens to take away millions of manufacturing jobs. A September report from the Economic Innovation Group found that in the Rust Belt states of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, more than 40 percent of their ZIP codes…

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What is economic segregation, and why does it matter?

/   Lucas Munson, Folo Media

Economic segregation in San Antonio means that wealth is concentrated into very select pockets of the city. It keeps neighborhoods divided: politically, academically, and culturally. The result is a city where some places are zones of incredible opportunity while other places dramatically limit people’s ability to thrive. In its 2016 Distressed Communities Index, the Economic…

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America’s split-screen economy

/   Mark Trumbull, The Christian Science Monitor

Economic disparities vary widely both within states and across the country. A recent study by the Economic Innovation Group, a nonprofit research and advocacy organization, found that the vast majority of new jobs in the US are clustered in the country’s most well-off places. From 2011 through 2015, only 1 of every 4 new jobs…

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Is this heaven? No, it’s Woodbury, one of the ‘most prosperous’ cities in America

/   Cory Zurowski, City Pages

According to a report by the Economic Innovation Group, a D.C. bipartisan public policy organization, 100 percent of residents in the St. Paul suburb live “in prosperity.” The analysis looked at seven factors between 2011 and 2015, including poverty rate, the number of businesses, and adults without a high school diploma. … By: Cory Zurowski,…

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Distress Cure Begins In Shelby County Schools

/   Staff, Smart City Memphis

If the earlier conversation hadn’t been sobering enough, a new study by the Economic Innovation Group confirmed it.  The study concluded that Memphis is the sixth most distressed city among the 100 largest cities in the U.S. That’s #6 of 100 cities, and if that isn’t disturbing enough, the ranking is worse than the previous…

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