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Three mayors, three economies (encore)
Jul 20, 2018

Three mayors, three economies (encore)


Back in 2017, we visited three cities: Dalton, Georgia; Gillette, Wyoming; and Corvallis, Oregon. In each place, we met with the mayor and with folks around town, getting a sense of the economy there and how it's changing. We visited carpet factories and coal mines, spoke to students and business owners, and found unique stories of economic change — and how it affects real people and their lives. 

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The economic view from the "carpet capital of the world"

Feb 16, 2017
Marketplace Weekend host Lizzie O'Leary visits Dalton, Georgia, where the people are building a smarter, leaner flooring industry.
Workers at Engineered Floors in Dalton, Georgia, call this "the tunnel," because you can't see from end to end of the stacks of finished rolls of carpet.
Eliza Mills/Marketplace

Students in Gillette, Wyoming, discuss a hopeful future

Mar 10, 2017
They cover the night Trump won the election...to the importance of the extraction industry for Wyoming.
The main building on Gillette College's campus.
Gillette College

Gillette, Wyoming: Industry and politics in coal country

Mar 10, 2017
Under a new administration, this extraction-industry town feels revitalized.
Eagle Butte Mine is one of the many open-pit mines that characterize Wyoming and the western mining industry.
Hayley Hershman/Marketplace

Growth and balance in Corvallis, Oregon

Apr 7, 2017
A college town in the Pacific Northwest strives to grow economically while retaining its small-city quirks
Jonathan Hurst and Mikhail Jones with Cassie the robot at Agility Robotics, in Albany, Oregon.
Eliza Mills/Marketplace

Doughnut shops and surf apps in Corvallis, Oregon

Apr 7, 2017
We talk to two budding entrepreneurs about the Advantage Accelerator program at Oregon State University.
Peanut butter and chocolate, and vegan maple sea salt doughnuts at Benny's Donuts in Corvallis. The shop was started with help from the Advantage Accelerator program.
Eliza Mills/Marketplace