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Huge Swaths Of America’s Communities Are Economically Stagnant: How Can We Make Them Grow?

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Margolis: Vermont’s future as the un-Boston

/   Jon Margolis, VTDigger

[The] “New Map of Economic Growth and Recovery” [was] published last year by the Economic Innovation Group, a business-oriented research and advocacy organization based in Washington. The connection between prosperity and the metropolis seems almost a law of nature, not even limited to the United States. … By: Jon Margolis, VTDigger Read the full article…

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New report shows which zip codes in San Antonio are doing best economically

/   Kelsey Bradshaw, My San Antonio

A new report, detailing which communities across the country are economically in the pits, shows which areas of San Antonio are doing well and which are doing not so well. The Economic Innovation Group released its 2017 Distressed Communities Index this year, which was created using Census Bureau data from 2011-2015. … By: Kelsey Bradshaw,…

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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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