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The great divide: Many Ohio towns left behind despite strengthening economy

/   Mark Ferenchik, Columbus Dispatch

Despite an economy that has fully recovered from the worst recession since the Great Depression, many Ohio communities are lagging.

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Don’t leapfrog over differences

/   Michael Dobie, Newsday

Republicans, Democrats must work to bridge the nation’s gaping urban-rural divide.

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Silicon Valley in Iowa: congressman’s fight for tech jobs in rural America

/   Lauren Gambino, The Guardian

Ro Khanna, a California Democrat, pushes initiative in the state amid questions over his own political aspirations.

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Trump Supports Opportunity Zones, but More Guidance Needed

/   Bernice Napach, ThinkAdvisor

An executive order could boost opportunity zones, but measuring effectiveness of the investments is difficult.

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The Hard Truths of Trying to ‘Save’ the Rural Economy

/   Eduardo Porter, New York Times

There are 60 million people, almost one in five Americans, living on farms, in hamlets and in small towns across the landscape.

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Half of America hasn’t recovered from the recession

/   Irina Ivanova, CBS News

A decade after the financial crisis, the U.S. economy seems to be firing on all cylinders, with unemployment at a 50-year low and growth hitting its stride.

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