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Civic Atlanta column: Operation Hope, SunTrust CEOs talk credit scores

As published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on October 20, 2017

John Hope Bryant, founder and CEO of Operation HOPE, sees the world through credit scores.

The average credit score for people living in the city of Atlanta is 670. An unnamed county south of the city has an average credit score of 602 while a county to the north of the city has an average score of 720. Credit scores are an indicator of the wealth in an area, and Bryant believes they are key in lessening the income divide.