Sep 25, 2017

The large parts of America left behind by today's economy

Data: Economic Innovation Group Distressed Communities Index; Map: Lazaro Gamio / Axios

Economic prosperity is concentrated in America's elite zip codes, but economic stability outside of those communities is rapidly deteriorating, Axios' Kim Hart reports.

What that means: U.S. geographical economic inequality is growing, meaning your economic opportunity is more tied to your location than ever before. A large portion of the country is being left behind by today's economy, according to a county-by-county report released this morning by the Economic Innovation Group, a non-profit research and advocacy organization. This was a major election theme that helped thrust Donald Trump to the White House.

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