This part of Staten Island has seen significant economic growth, but major disparities persist

Erik Bascome

Originally published in Staten Island Advance on .

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A new report shows that Staten Island’s North Shore has seen significant growth in a number of areas over the past decade, with the new data serving as an invaluable resource for local elected officials to target continued improvements in the years to come.

“As the proud representative of such a young and diverse portion of our borough, I am thrilled to see that our small businesses have grown by over 16% and that the median incomes here continue to rise. However, I recognize that there is still work to be done to make sure the North Shore becomes the best version of itself. With this key information, we can continue to build on this progress and address the challenges that remain for my constituents here on Staten Island,” said State Sen. Jessica Scarcella-Spanton (D-North Shore/South Brooklyn).

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