The disparities in economic opportunity across the U.S. are the widest recorded and approaching a national crisis. In response, 1776 and the Economic Innovation Group (EIG) are working together to better understand the uneven economic recovery and how entrepreneurship can be a driving force in the solution.
EIG’s recently released Distressed Communities Index (DCI) measures economic conditions in over 25,000 zip codes to determine economic well-being based on seven factors. The results provide the most detailed look to date at how local economies have fared since the Great Recession.
By: Donna Harris and Steve Glickman, 1776
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