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Distressed Communities Index

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Latest News

Michigan Voters Have a History of Voting for Change. Why Joe Biden Is Bullish in this Battleground

/   Philip Elliot, TIME's The D.C. Brief

Trump spent most of 2016 in a one-way fight with Detroit’s automakers. He hammered them for moving jobs to Mexico and for shuttering iconic factories that were long linked to Detroit’s core identity. He promised in user-friendly sound bites to bring back the jobs. Michiganders rewarded him, giving Republicans a slim win in the state…

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Editorial: ‘The Boeing of agriculture’ touches down in a corner of SC that needs it

/   Editorial Staff, The Post and Courier

The $314 million investment planned for Hampton County — which will create a massive greenhouse and packing operation and up to 1,500 jobs in five years — represents one of the most significant economic development announcements ever in this rural region of South Carolina. It’s a big win not only for Hampton County, but also…

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Weekly Update on COVID-19’s Impact on Business Formation and Entrepreneurship

EIG is tracking COVID-19’s impact on prospective entrepreneurial activity in the United States with weekly data on business formation provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. The statistics below focus on “high-propensity” business applications, a specific subset of applications for new Employer Identification Numbers (EINs) identified by the Census Bureau as having a high likelihood of…

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Events

OZ Webinar Series: Evaluating the Impact of Opportunity Zones Investments

Join the Economic Innovation Group on Thursday, October 29 to learn about the methods Opportunity Fund managers are using to screen investment opportunities for impact. Guest speakers from Catalyst Opportunity Funds and NES Financial will share details about the proprietary frameworks they currently employ to guide Opportunity Zones (OZ) investment...

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EIG Webinar | Results and Analysis: 2020 Distressed Communities Index

This is a past event. View a recording of the webinar for more information. Join the Economic Innovation Group (EIG) on Tuesday, October 20th at 2:00 pm ET for a webinar on the findings from EIG’s latest Distressed Communities Index (DCI), “The Spaces Between Us: The Evolution of American Communities in...

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OZ Webinar Series: Discussing the Needs of Children in Opportunity Zones

This is a past event. View a recording of the webinar and EIG’s key takeaways for more information. The Economic Innovation Group (EIG), with support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, released a report on September 15 that explores the environmental conditions faced by children growing up in some of the nation’s most distressed communities....

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