Today the Economic Innovation Group — a non-profit research group backed by Sean Parker, Ron Conway, and Dan Gilbert released a Distressed Communities Index. Using Census Data, the Distressed Communities Index determines how prosperous different zip codes are based on seven different criteria, including change in employment, median income ration, and housing vacancy rate. Cities were then designated as prosperous, comfortable, mid-tier, at-risk, or distressed.
By: Anna Hensel, Venture Beat
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