The city of Fulton and parts of downtown Syracuse are among the most economically distressed communities in New York, a new report from the Economic Innovation Group shows. The organization recently released their 2017 Distressed Communities Index, which measures the economic well-being of the nation’s towns and cities by combining a series of factors, including number of high school diplomas, housing vacancy rate, unemployed adults, poverty rate, median income ratio, changes in employment and changes in business establishment.

By: Luke Parsnow, CNY Central

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Distressed Communities Index (DCI) 

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