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TOP FIVE: S.C.’s large piece of the federal pie, more

/   Lindsay Street, Statehouse Report

The new Distressed Community Index shows economic prosperity or distress based on zip code. One of the key findings was the there is a five-year difference in life expectancy between areas experiencing prosperity and areas experience distress. … By: Lindsay Street, Statehouse Report Read the full article here.

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America’s growing inequality reflected in its least and most stressed cities.

/   Andrew Ross, Born2Invest

City Lab elaborates on the Economic Innovation Group’s 2017 Distressed Communities Index. U.S. cities were ranked according to the following: the rate of housing vacancies, unemployed adults, the level of poverty, median income ratio, rate of changes in employment, and changes in the status of business establishments. … By: Andrew Ross, Born2Invest Read the full…

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Seattle ranks among nation’s least ‘distressed’ cities

/   Jon Talton, The Seattle Times

If we needed another reminder of how good Seattle has it compared with most American cities, here comes the latest Distressed Communities Index from the Economic Innovation Group, a research and advocacy non-profit. Seattle ranks as the seventh most prosperous city among 100 rated. … By: Jon Talton, The Seattle Times Read the full article…

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McDowell County launches new tourism campaign

/   Shauna Johnson, WV Metro News

On the Economic Innovation Group’s recently released 2017 Distressed Communities Index, McDowell County scored in the 100th percentile which was the highest score possible. Factors considered in determining “economic distress” were higher poverty rates, a higher percentage of adults without high school diplomas, negative changes in employment and lower median income rates. … By: Shauna…

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Report: Philadelphia is the largest distressed city in the U.S.

/   Marielle Mondon, PhillyVoice

Philadelphia ranks as the ninth most distressed city in the United States, according to a recent study released by the Economic Innovation Group. The group’s 2017 Distressed Communities Index reflects areas in the U.S. where economic disparity is most felt and areas where the economy seems most successful – painting a bigger picture of a…

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