Despite the optimism depicted by national economic indicators, a new study shows huge swaths of the U.S. are hurting, and West Virginia is feeling the brunt of it. Economic Innovation Group, a think tank out of Washington, D.C., unveiled its Distressed Communities Index in late September. The study went by ZIP code, conducting a quantitative analysis to take the country’s economic temperature.

By: Jake Zuckerman, Charlestown Gazette-Mail

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Distressed Communities Index (DCI) 

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