When a report recently named Cleveland the most economically distressed big city in the nation, Northeast Ohio’s largest municipality became the object of both pity and scorn.
But Cleveland wasn’t the only city in Ohio to rank high on the Distressed Communities Index developed by the Economic Innovation Group in Washington, D.C. Ohio was the only state to have three municipalities rank in the top 10 of the most distressed cities. Toledo and Cincinnati made the list with Cleveland. Youngstown made the list of the 10 most distressed cities in the nation, regardless of size. (Camden, New Jersey, ranked first on that list and Cleveland came in second.)
By: Olivera Perkins, Cleveland Plain Dealer
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