Jul 28, 2014
Residents say they get less opportunity to negotiate when water shut-off looms.
Jun 18, 2014
A new wine region is developing in less-than-Mediterranean Midwestern states.
Jan 25, 2014
When rural families leave to search for better jobs, schools scramble to make cuts -- and may even shut down.
Oct 9, 2013
In his travels for The Atlantic and Marketplace's American Futures project, Jim Fallows says the American economy in small cities and towns is doing all right.
Jul 26, 2013
One Michigan mother describes the year she went "from broke to badass" on her northern Michigan farm.
Jul 22, 2013
A factory in Michigan actually pays the state government to bring a public caseworker to the company to help its low-income workers.
Jul 19, 2013
A small business owner shares his take on the bankruptcy and his hopes for Detroit's future.
Jul 18, 2013
Detroit has filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection, making it the largest city in U.S. history to do so.
Jun 18, 2013
The Midwest was once the industrial heartland of America -- in many towns, local businesses and high schools were completely integrated into the industrial life of the region.