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Advancing Economic Development in Persistent-Poverty Communities

Examines census tracts to identify areas of "persistent poverty," defined as an area with at least a 20% poverty rate for at least 30 years. Discusses the distribution of the persistently poor population between rural and urban areas and highlights specific regions such as the Southeast, Tribal areas, and Appalachia. Outlines contributors to persistent poverty including workforce development, lack of infrastructure, race and ethnicity, economic conditions, and more. Presents 4 case studies, including 2 rural studies, to highlight overall themes and make recommendations for improving conditions in persistently poor locations. Interactive map provides information and data on persistent poverty counties.
August Benzow, Kenan Fikri, Joanne Kim, Daniel Newman
Economic Innovation Group
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Appalachia · Community and economic development · County-by-county data · Economics and the economy · Infrastructure · Poverty · Racial and ethnic groups · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · The South

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