The New Map of Economic Growth and Recovery
The New Map of Economic Growth and Recovery surveys the economic landscape emerging from the Great Recession and compares it to previous recovery periods. This report identifies the geography and strength of job creation and new business formation, as well the overall collapse in the number of new firms in the economy.
This analysis points to very different futures for American communities, suggesting that the gains from growth have and will continue to consolidate in the largest and most dynamic counties and leave other areas searching for their place in the new economy. While many will benefit, the new map also calls for a new toolkit for ensuring broad access to opportunity and helping both people and places realize their economic potential.