A recent study by a Washington, D.C.  think tank, the Economic Innovation Group, naming Cleveland the most economically distressed large city in the United States, has generated a great deal of discussion.

In a recent cleveland.com opinion piece, Richey Piiparinen, director of the Center for Population Dynamics at Cleveland State University, posed a paradox: How can our city be getting better and getting worse at the same time? He challenged Cleveland to close the gap in disconnected neighborhoods by addressing “the complex task of fixing the basics of education, health care, housing and employment in the absence of market demand.”

By: Kurt Karakul and Kathryn Wertheim Hexter, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Read the full article here.

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