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Child poverty rates in U.S. have fallen to lowest ever, studies show
By Vimbai Chikomo

Despite headlines fueling claims of an alarming rate of child poverty in the U.S., a recent analysis of data shows there has been a drastic decline over the last five decades and that the current numbers reveal the lowest child poverty rates in the nation’s history.

Economic Mobility

Data shows other edge of the minimum-wage sword
By Vimbai Chikomo

While rising wages across the board may seem to many to be a byproduct of increasing the minimum wage, some experts suggest a booming economy and labor market may have more to do with it.

Poverty

Report: More than 18 percent of San Antonio residents lived in poverty in 2018
By Vimbai Chikomo

A recent report released by San Antonio shows that more than 18 percent of city residents lived in poverty in 2018.

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State Government

EDA Regional Office of Denver spends over $38 million supporting opportunity zones during 2019

EDA Regional Office of Denver spent $38,795,677 supporting opportunity zones during 2019, according to the U.S. Economic Development Administration.

State Government

Organizations in Georgia receive over $15 million in EDA Grants during 2019

Organizations in Georgia received $15,735,753 from the US Economic Development Administration in relation to the opportunity zone tax law created by The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, according to the US Economic Development Administration.

State Government

Organizations in Florida receive over $22 million in EDA Grants during 2019

Organizations in Florida received $22,177,459 from the US Economic Development Administration in relation to the opportunity zone tax law created by The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, according to the US Economic Development Administration.

State Government

EDA Regional Office of Chicago spends over $9 million supporting opportunity zones during 2019

EDA Regional Office of Chicago spent $9,669,856 supporting opportunity zones during 2019, according to the U.S. Economic Development Administration.

State Government

Organizations in Colorado receive $400,000 in EDA Grants during 2019

Organizations in Colorado received $400,000 from the US Economic Development Administration in relation to the opportunity zone tax law created by The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, according to the US Economic Development Administration.

State Government

Organizations in Connecticut receive over $2 million in EDA Grants during 2019

Organizations in Connecticut received $2,253,639 from the US Economic Development Administration in relation to the opportunity zone tax law created by The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, according to the US Economic Development Administration.

State Government

Organizations in California receive over $27 million in EDA Grants during 2019

Organizations in California received $27,482,031 from the US Economic Development Administration in relation to the opportunity zone tax law created by The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, according to the US Economic Development Administration.

State Government

EDA Regional Office of Austin spends over $94 million supporting opportunity zones during 2019

EDA Regional Office of Austin spent $94,114,181 supporting opportunity zones during 2019, according to the U.S. Economic Development Administration.

State Government

Organizations in Arkansas receive over $18 million in EDA Grants during 2019

Organizations in Arkansas received $18,964,527 from the US Economic Development Administration in relation to the opportunity zone tax law created by The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, according to the US Economic Development Administration.

State Government

EDA Regional Office of Atlanta spends over $86 million supporting opportunity zones during 2019

EDA Regional Office of Atlanta spent $86,159,571 supporting opportunity zones during 2019, according to the U.S. Economic Development Administration.