Tucked Into the Tax Bill, a Plan to Help Distressed America

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The Economic Innovation Group Applauds Inclusion of Measure to Revitalize America’s Distressed Communities in Senate Tax Reform Package

Today, the U.S. Senate approved the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The bipartisan Economic Innovation Group (EIG) released the following statement: “EIG applauds the United States Senate for including the bipartisan Investing in Opportunity Act in its comprehensive tax reform package. In spite of years of national growth, tens of millions of Americans live in…

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The Great Recession Is Still With Us

/   Annie Lowrey, The Atlantic

“The prime years of the national economic recovery bypassed many of America’s most vulnerable places altogether,” a report from the Economic Innovation Group, a Washington-based think tank and advocacy group, has found. “Far from achieving even anemic growth from 2011 to 2015, distressed communities instead experienced what amounts to a deep ongoing recession, with a…

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LETTER: Rep. Sewell supports bill to help distressed communities

/   John Lettieri and Steve Glickman, Tuscaloosa News

As tax reform moves through Congress with the goal of spurring economic growth, many Americans are still feeling left behind by the economic recovery. Our recent 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…

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The Prosperity Fund Works With Colleges to Stimulate Growth in Coal Region

/   Staff, Southern Research

The Economic Innovation Group, which studied economic well-being across the nation in an analysis, found that more than 40 percent of adults in each of the counties are not working. More than 20 percent of residents don’t have a high school diploma, and incomes lag the state average. … By: Staff, Southern Research Read the…

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The Upside Down World of America the Turbulent

/   Manoj Joshi,

Larger and more worrying trends show that many parts of the country are being left behind by the current economy according to a county-by-county report of the Economic Innovation Group. … By: Manoj Joshi, The Wire Read the full article here.

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The Tech World Needs to Get Serious About the Wage Gap

/   Tim Bajarin, PC Magazine

The chart below from the Economic Innovation Group Communities Index, which shows just how distressed many communities are in the US, should be very troubling to tech leaders and government officials. … By: Tim Bajarin, PC Magazine Read the full article here.

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