It’s no secret that many Rust Belt cities are struggling with how to diversify their economies, as automation threatens to take away millions of manufacturing jobs. A September report from the Economic Innovation Group found that in the Rust Belt states of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, more than 40 percent of their ZIP codes have fewer jobs and businesses than they did in the year 2000. (Pennsylvania fares slightly better, with 34 percent of ZIP codes having fewer jobs and businesses than they did in 2000)
By: Anna Hensel, VentureBeat
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