The 250,000 residents living in economically distressed communities in Northwest Florida have probably heard that the economy has nearly recovered from the Great Recession, but they have their doubts. As they walk down their streets, one out of five homes is vacant, and it seems like businesses are closing more than they are opening.

By: Zach Jenkins, University of West Florida Newsroom

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