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How does a manufacturing town remake itself for a new economy?

Jan 19, 2017
One union leader said he's not moved by Trump's promises to bring jobs like his back to Erie — workers are retraining instead.
A retired factory in Erie County, PA.
Maitham Basha-Agha/Marketplace

If manufacturing jobs can't come back, what happens next?

Jan 19, 2017
We talk to Penn State economist Kenneth Louie about the future of a manufacturing county that flipped for Trump.
A factory in Erie County, PA. 
Maitham Basha-Agha/Marketplace

Union City: a town waiting on Trump's promises

Jan 18, 2017
Voters in this small Pennsylvania community have hope, but need jobs.
Union City, Pennsylvania, once the "chair capital of the world," now searches for a new identity.
Maitham Basha-Agha/Marketplace

Can Trump keep his big promises on steel jobs?

Dec 16, 2016
Laid off steel workers in Illinois are hoping a new administration will bring positive change.
David Holzman, center, sits with fellow laid off steel workers ahead of a union meeting in Granite City. In southwestern Illinois, the steel industry has been an anchor in the community for decades.
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