Struggle City: Most U.S. cities haven’t recovered yet by Patrick Gillespie
President Obama faces a new problem this year: America as a whole is improving, but most cities are getting left behind.
Sixty percent of U.S. cities have not recovered to their pre-recession levels, according to the Brookings Institution’s new MetroMonitor report, which ranks the economic health of 300 cities in the world.
America is a tale of two economies: cities focused on tech and energy are thriving while some regions, like the so-called Rustbelt, continue to lag behind.
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