Economic Distress Information
@StatsAmerica uses data tools to benchmark economic distress and quickly calculate whether our region may meet grant thresholds for unemployment and income.
Economic development districts are designated in regions where the 24-month unemployment rate or the per capita income is less than 80% of the national average (i.e., the threshold calculation).
Thus, the District has the paradoxical mission of working itself out of a job by leveraging regional, state, and national partnerships to grow the number and diversity of employers who can create and grow quality jobs. We are not there yet, but with your help, we can get there!