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Rural areas still losing people, opportunities

/   Bill Knight, Teutopolis Press

In the 1980s, America’s trouble spots seemed to be cities, with traffic, crime, costs of living, and slow economic growth since factories and other employers were moving to suburbs. Meanwhile, the country’s smallest counties used to be on an upswing, generating about one-third of all new businesses in the 1990s, according to the bipartisan Economic…

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Rural internet can help shrink economic gap

/   Jon Talton, The Seattle Times

According to a deep analysis by the bipartisan Economic Innovation Group, more than 60 percent of Grays Harbor County’s population lived in “distressed” ZIP codes. These were ones with the greatest economic misery according to seven indicators. The “distress score” was 81.8. Statewide in Washington, only 8 percent of the population lived in distressed ZIP…

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What outcomes to expect from the China-US Comprehensive Economic Dialogue?

/   Staff, China Global Television Network

The first round of the China-US Comprehensive Economic Dialogue between a high-level Chinese delegation and representatives of the Trump administration was held on Wednesday. The two sides have their differences especially in issues like trade deficit, subsidies in key trade sectors (such as steel), and rising protectionism in the United States. While tensions are likely…

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A chance to thrive

/   Steve Glickman and John Lettieri, Orlando Sentinel

Many Americans remain concerned about the economy. Our research shows these anxieties are not misplaced. The U.S. economy has become less dynamic since the Great Recession — more businesses have closed than opened, the rate of new business formation remains low, and workers are finding it difficult to change jobs, move and earn higher wages….

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S. Florida’s delegation backs bill to revitalize communities

/   Steve Glickman and John Lettieri, Sun Sentinel

Many Americans remain concerned about the economy. Our research shows these anxieties are not misplaced. The U.S. economy has become less dynamic since the Great Recession — more businesses have closed than opened and workers are finding it difficult to change jobs, move, and earn higher wages. … By: Steve Glickman and John Lettieri, Sun Sentinel…

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A solution to revitalize Indiana’s ‘Left Behind’ communities

/   Steve Glickman and John Lettieri, Elkhart Truth

The two-year-old Economic Innovation Group (eig.org) seems to have mixed people from across the various spectra. The website headline is, “Empowering entrepreneurs and investors to forge a more dynamic U.S. economy.” EIG calls itself “a bipartisan public policy organization, ​founded in 2013, ​combining innovative research and data-driven advocacy to address America’s most pressing economic challenges.”…

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