Monday, April 13, 2009

Dying Midwestern Cities

I have been morbidly following the plummeting fortunes of Detroit. For years, since the end of the SUV boom, even before the current auto-industry crash, it has been evident that Detroit was on its way to becoming a giant Gary, Indiana. So I tend to read articles about other downtrodden midwestern cities. It is very depressing and sobering. In a single day, I came across articles on these 3 cities:
Anderson, Indiana
Cleveland, Ohio

And this article pretty much sums up the topic

1 comment:

  1. As we reduce our footprint as a manufacturing nation, I think this will continue. I keep thinking that the only thing we can do is to use our technological innovation and become the Clean Energy nation. Figure out how to make it cost effecient and sell it to the world. We will never be able to compete with global labor costs.