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Hocking County “at-risk” in Distressed Communities Index

/   Hannah Taulbee, The Logan Daily News

The results are in for the 2017 Distressed Communities Index, and Hocking County was found categorized as “mid-tier” while individual zip codes ranged from “prosperous” to “distressed.” Completed by a bipartisan public policy organization, the Economic Innovation Group (EIG), the index is a broad-based assessment that uses Census Bureau data from 2011 thru 2015 to…

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An economy in distress

/   Brian Gongol, WHO Newsradio 2040

The Economic Innovation Group has produced a report on economically distressed communities across the country. How bad is it, and what can be done? Listen below to our extended conversation with Steve Glickman. … By: Brian Gongol, WHO Newsradio 2040 Read the full article here.

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House Republicans examine how tax reform can spur entrepreneurship

/   Ripon Advance News Service, The Ripon Advance

Comstock stated that relatively high business tax rates have made America an unattractive location for many tech startups. Business tax rates are lower in countries like Great Britain and France, and Comstock noted that tech companies could move elsewhere to conduct business. LaHood, meanwhile, searched for solutions to spur innovation and growth in rural areas….

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Fight Poverty With Jobs

/   Staff, Goodwill

We all believe that is it important to end homelessness, feed the hungry, treat addiction, build strong families, and strengthen our community. All symptoms of poverty. But, to truly fight poverty, we need to treat the cause, not just the symptoms. There is a direct correlation between joblessness and poverty. According to “The 2017 Distressed…

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Trotwood mayor, board president trade letters on school performance

/   Sharon Wilmore, Dayton Daily News

“Our school district and our city face complex challenges for improvement,” Trotwood-Madison Board of Education President Adrienne L. Heard responded Thursday in an open letter to McDonald. Heard’s letter also includes information from the Economic Innovation Group’s “distressed community index” showing Trotwood’s unemployment rate for adults 25 to 64 (33.6 percent), housing vacancy rate (15.6…

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Evanoff: 50,000 Amazon jobs? Wait a minute

/   Ted Evanoff, The Commercial Appeal

Do we have a chance? I’d say we could land among the final dozen cities. But I asked John Lettieri what he makes of all this. He doubts we’ll make the short list. “Whoever wins it, it’s akin to winning the lottery. It’s a rare event. Most places cannot win,” Lettieri said.  “Most places do…

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