Advancing Economic Development in Persistent-Poverty Communities

Case Studies

South Phoenix, Arizona

Poverty in the Shadow of Prosperity

North St. Louis, Missouri

So Close and Yet So Far from Economic Opportunity

Big Horn County, Montana

A Tribal Community in Search of its Economic Direction

Gadsden County, Florida

Struggling to Achieve Liftoff

This report was prepared by the Economic Innovation Group using Federal funds under award ED21HDQ3120059 from the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Economic Development Administration or the U.S. Department of Commerce.