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San Antonio income disparity among the worst in the country

/   SGB San Antonio , FOX San Antonio

A new study magnifies the geographic income inequality that exist in San Antonio. Simply put: the gap between the richest zip code and the poorest is among the widest compared to other major metropolitan areas nationwide. “We’re becoming a country, in some sense, that your destiny is defined by your zip code,” says Steve Glickman…

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San Antonio’s income inequality can be seen clearly through zip codes

/   Emily Baucum, News 4 San Antonio

“We’re becoming a country, in some sense, that your destiny is defined by your zip code,” says Steve Glickman with Economic Innovation Group, the think tank behind the latest study. The EIG study found more than 400,000 people in San Antonio are living in distressed communities. … By: Emily Baucum, News 4 San Antonio Read…

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The challenge – and opportunity – in America’s geography of distress

/   Mark Trumbull, The Christian Science Monitor

Many Americans live in prosperous communities, but about 1 in 6 lives in a distressed ZIP Code. The challenge includes lots of “old-industry” cities in the Northeast and Midwest, as well as much of the rural South. Steven Glickman of the Economic Innovation Group, which conducted the research, says the inequality is fueled not just by…

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Study: ‘Distressed’ communities not gaining as economy recovers

/   Nicole Raz and Katelyn Newberg, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Wesley’s barbershop is in a “distressed community” while Mario’s barber shop is in a “prosperous community,” according to the Economic Innovation Group’s 2017 Distressed Communities Index, released Sept. 25. “Policymakers for several years have been talking about the national gains we are seeing as part of the economic recovery,” EIG co-founder Steve Glickman said. The…

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As bids for Amazon’s headquarters come due, tech has a chance to spread the wealth

/   Andrew Khouri, Los Angeles Times

A recent report from the Economic Innovation Group said the nation’s most distressed cities — judged by poverty, job growth and other factors — tend to be former industrial hubs in the Midwest and Northeast. The most prosperous cities tend to be tech hubs or fast-growing places in the Sun Belt with diverse economies. ……

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