This New Tool Maps the New York City Economy Through Neighborhoods

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Equitable Economic Development Indicators
Photo: ANHD

The Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANDH) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based out of New York City with a mission of helping lower-income communities to thrive and ensuring that all New Yorkers can live in decent, affordable housing and neighborhoods.

A recent report from the ANDH entitled 2015 Equitable Economic Development Indicators and corresponding interactive map shows the economic health of each neighborhood in the City based on a wide array of input variables.

The chart lays out 19 economic factors, disaggregating them by NYC community district. Some are obvious — poverty rates, percentage of households on food stamps, high school graduation rates, citywide economic development dollars spent. Some are less obvious, but essential to discussions of equitable economic development — percentage of local jobs paying less than $40,000/year, percentage of at-risk small businesses, percent change in land dedicated to manufacturing.

Play with the full map to learn more about your neighborhood.

via Next City

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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