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A New Study Highlights America’s “Distressed Communities.” Many Saw Big Factory Job Loss.

More evidence that many Americans are indeed being left behind.

Our friends at the Economic Innovation Group (EIG) released the 2017 Distressed Communities Index last week, a follow-up to their insightful 2016 report that highlights the vast gaps between America’s haves and have-nots.

The latest edition is chock-full of data showcasing where the most affulent Americans reside — and where the more than 52 million Americans who are being left behind live. Here’s how EIG explains the difference:

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