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An economic rising tide that is not lifting all boats

/   Hoppy Kercheval, WV Metro News

The economies of the United States and West Virginia are both showing improvement.  The U.S. economy grew at an annualized rate of 4.2 percent in the second quarter, while in West Virginia revenue collections are running substantially ahead of estimates.

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Rich Atlanta communities pull far ahead of the rest, report says

/   Michael E. Kanell, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

And since more prosperous areas have rebounded strongly, the gap has grown between areas of opportunity and the areas where it is lacking, according to an analysis of government data by the Economic Innovation Group.

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Student Loan Debt Causes Fewer Borrowers to Pursue Entrepreneurship

/   Jamie Johnson, The Student Loan Report

The number of college graduates has gone up significantly since 2000, but fewer graduates in recent years are taking the initiative to start their own businesses. Many would-be entrepreneurs say student loan debt is to blame, Quartz reported.

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The Promise of Opportunity Zones

TESTIMONY BEFORE THE JOINT ECONOMIC COMMITTEE OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS  JOHN W. LETTIERI, CO-FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT, ECONOMIC INNOVATION GROUP  “The Promise of Opportunity Zones” May 17, 2018   Introduction Chairman Paulsen, Ranking Member Heinrich, and members of the committee: it is a pleasure to be with you today. I am the Co-founder and President of the…

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Economic Inequality and Health Inequality Are Inextricably Linked

/   John Lettieri and Steve Glickman, CityLab

Our organization, the Economic Innovation Group (EIG), works to shed light on the socioeconomic fault lines dividing American communities. We recently cross-walked county-level measures of economic well-being from EIG’s Distressed Communities Index (DCI) with data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), finding that distressed counties have drug death rates that are on…

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