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 the New Century.” The DCI is a timely research project and digital mapping interactive that visualizes community well-being across the country down to the zip code scale. The report finds that, despite modest progress reducing racial disparities in exposure to community economic distress, the benefits of national economic growth of the last two decades largely bypassed America’s most vulnerable communities.
This is the fourth edition of the DCI, which has been cited extensively in leading national and local news publications to contextualize uneven economic conditions across the country. Non-profit organizations and state and local governments utilize the DCI to target services and programs supporting distressed communities. Healthcare providers, academics, and private businesses incorporate the DCI into their work. At the national level, the DCI is used to inform federal policies to forge a more balanced and equitable geography of national economic growth.
Panelists from EIG will demonstrate how the DCI can provide crucial context to support policy efforts that ensure the COVID-19 recovery is more inclusive than the recovery from the Great Recession. Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions.