Despite the pride of their first professional sports championship in over 50 years, Cleveland is the second most economically distressed city in America, according to a 2016 report from the Economic Innovation Group. At a distress index of 99.9, Cleveland trails only Camden, New Jersey in categories like the percentage of the population without a high school degree, under the poverty line and out of work, as well as the percentage of unoccupied housing that’s habitable, and the number of businesses operating in the city.

By: Jesse Lawrence, The Huffington Post

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Distressed Communities Index (DCI) 

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