Last week, Zach Jenkins, director of the Haas Center for Business Research and Economic Development at the University of West Florida, wrote a column that showed our region’s economic recovery has not equally impacted all segments of our community.

While Governor Rick Scott has touted our state’s recovery and job growth, people living in the most economically-depressed neighborhoods of our community have doubts the economy recovery even exists.

Jenkins wrote, ‘The Distressed Community Index for Northwest Florida communities demonstrates that such doubts are well-founded as recovery primarily benefitted the prosperous communities while distressed communities continue to lose jobs and businesses.”

By: Rick Outzen, inWeekly

Read the full article here.

Distressed Communities Index (DCI) 

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