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“For decades, industrial, commercial and residential development has migrated outward, but there has been no net increase in jobs or population to substantiate the regional spread,” the organization said on The Paradox Prize’s website. “People spend more time and money commuting, if they can get to a job at all. Businesses struggle to fill open positions. Municipalities spend on infrastructure to support new development while having to maintain the underutilized assets left behind. Our environment suffers as air quality declines due to long, car-based commutes.”