Putting the Stimulus to Work
In February, the U.S. government passed the $787 billion Recovery Act, better known as the stimulus package, in an effort to breathe new life into a lagging economy. According to the website Recovery.org, nearly 20 percent of that money has been meted out in the form of contracts and grants. Much of it is flowing to cities for projects like building new roadways or greening federal buildings. Here's a look at the top municipal recipients and which sectors they're funneling their money toward.
A collaboration between GOOD and Oliver Munday.