“The growth that this country saw after the recession during the recovery was pretty much dominated by a handful of super-performing metropolitan areas,” said Steve Glickman, EIG’s executive director and a former senior economic adviser in the Obama administration. “Before the recession, pretty much 90 percent of counties saw businesses on net gain year after year,” Glickman said. “After the recession, there was this set of counties that saw more businesses close than open.”

By: Reid Wilson, The Hill

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