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Erie depends on immigrants to boost its economy

Mar 22, 2017
Erie's population is declining, and it's relying on immigrants for growth, and the immigrants are relying on each other.
Saad Albidhawi, a long-time mechanic, is part of the reason there are now more than 10 Iraqi-owned auto shops in Erie.
Caitlin Esch/Marketplace

What these small business owners need from Trump

Jan 19, 2017
Meet entrepreneurs with high hopes for the incoming administration.
Sondralee Orengia, owner of Custom Audio, sells home and car audio systems.
Maitham Basha-Agha/Marketplace

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

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