Greensboro hosts poverty summit

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The City of Greensboro hosted the first of several poverty summit meetings aimed at getting North Carolina mayors to discuss ways to improve poverty.

According to a study from the Brookings Institution, Greensboro and Winston-Salem ranked in the top 10 of U.S. cities with a growing poverty rate.

Since the early 2000s, Greensboro’s poverty rate has grown 77 percent. Winston-Salem’s poverty rate has grown 82 percent.

Mayors from Burlington, Winston-Salem and Durham were also in attendance.

Greensboro city staff said a second poverty summit will take place before the end of the year.

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