Regional Inequality

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Place-Based Initiatives Would Win Big With Build Back Better Act

The Build Back Better legislation could bring much-needed support to place-based economic development programs.

December 19, 2021 - The Brookings Institution

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Superstar Cities Are Struggling Now, But Could Recover to Gain Even More Economic Power

The public health and economic crises caused by the coronavirus are threatening to further entrench inequality in America—between regions and within cities.

April 15, 2020 - Brookings

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'Growth Centers' for a More Even Distribution of Tech Industry Growth

A few regions have hoarded the growth of the tech innovation economy. A Brookings paper argues that Congress can help distribute tech innovation in growth centers around the Heartland of the United States.

December 10, 2019 - Brookings

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U.S. Life Expectancy Continues Downward Trend

Drug overdoses and suicides caused American life expectancy to drop in 2017 for the second consecutive year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most notable is the gap between the urban and rural suicide rate.

December 1, 2018 - The Washington Post

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Trulia: The U.S. Housing Market Drives Regional Economic Inequality

New research from Trulia finds that an "economic convergence" of housing markets is not happening: the housing rich are getting richer, while the housing poor are getting poorer.

September 2, 2016 - Trulia

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