Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
on Thu, 08/01/2013 - 1:34pm
If you are born poor and want to get rich, you are far better off in Storm Lake, Iowa, than Atlanta, Ga., or Memphis, Tenn. So says a team of well-regarded economic researchers from Harvard and Berkeley working under the title “The Equality of Opportunity Project.” They found that among 741 “commuting zones” across the USA, Storm Lake ranks 34th for upward income mobility. The top town is Gettysburg, SD, followed by Williston, ND, followed by six more towns in the Dakotas.