Since the Great Recession, much attention has focused on the widening financial disparities evident across the United States. Indeed, many geographic areas have experienced roaring comebacks, while others have suffered greater economic pain. The Economic Innovation Group pinpoints the nature and extent of those gaps in this robust and accessible analysis of American communities by postal code. Though much of what the study finds may not be new, it bolsters the idea that the diverging fortunes of US neighborhoods threaten the future of the overall economy.
In this summary, you will learn
- What drives the relative prosperity of communities in the United States,
- Why some areas have flourished while others have lagged, and
- How educational attainment differentiates local economies.
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The Economic Innovation Group is a think tank and advocate for entrepreneurialism.