By: The Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development at Wilkes University
Published: July 2017
The Institute’s Housing Task Force recently completed work on Measuring the Economic Impact of Blight in Lackawanna & Luzerne Counties
The study estimates that blight causes Lackawanna County to lose $1.4 million annually in tax revenue while Luzerne County loses $1.8 million. The indirect economic loss is estimated to be from a low of $10 million to a high of $73 million.
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Measuring the Economic Impact of Blight in Lackawanna & Luzerne Counties