The New York Town That Is Distressed The Most
The city of Fulton and parts of downtown Syracuse are the most economically distressed and not expected to make any strides to change anytime soon according to a new report from the Economic Innovation Group.
This organization recently released their 2017 Distressed Communities Index. The report is based on a number of different things, measuring the well-being of our nation's towns and cities by using a series of factors that paint a broad picture of health for towns across the nation.
On a scale of 0 to 100 measuring the amount of economic distress, 0 being the best and 100 being the worst possible outcome for the city being examined. The city of Fulton received a distress code of 90 and in some categories even higher.
Categories used in the measurements but not limited to these categories are the following:
Number of High School diplomas
Housing vacancy rate
Median Income ratio
Changes in employment
Changes in a business establishment.
Fulton is on the top end of the reported scale and that does not paint a bright picture for the city of Fulton.