According to research from the Economic Innovation Group think-tank, one in six Americans resides in a zip code it defines as a “distressed community”. These are areas with a falling number of businesses and in which the local population has low median income, poor labour force participation, high levels of poverty and low educational achievement.

By: Sam Fleming and Lauren Leatherby, Financial Times

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Distressed Communities Index (DCI) 

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