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The bad economy has hit cities, suburbs and rural areas equally hard - but what about the places where growth and prosperity are the norm?Â Places like Fairfield County?Â Â Â
Today, we'll talk about the economic state of Connecticut's Gold Coast - and how it's holding up against the rising tide of foreclosures, debt and market uncertainty.Â
Nick Paumgarten of The New Yorker wrote a piece for the August 25th issue about the housing market in Greenwich, and troubles there finding a buyer for a 28 million dollar spec house.
Also, we'll hear from UConn's Steven Lanza - He's in Fairfield county today, rolling out information on the region from their "Connecticut Economy" quarterly review.
And, Fairfield University's Kurt Schlichting, with a new study on affordable housing along the "Gold Coast."
We'd like you to join the conversation - how has the economic downturn hit you in Fairfield County?Â What effect does that have on the rest of the state?
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