While the economy as a whole has increasingly thrived since the end of the recession, overall recovery has masked the plight of areas — home to over 52 million Americans — which have become even more depressed. It is a familiar divide: Prosperous cities versus rural counties, particularly those in the South, and former industrial cities, according to a report from the nonprofit Economic Innovation Group.

By: Scott Olster, John C. Abell, and Katie Carroll, LinkedIn Daily Rundown

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