When an economy needs refugees

Sep 19, 2018
Erie, Pennsylvania, strategically welcomed refugees when its population was shrinking. Now the White House is cutting their numbers.
Dylanna Jackson is a director of a resettlement program in Erie. 
Maitham Basha-Agha/Marketplace

How Trump's immigration policy is hurting commerce at the border

Jun 21, 2018
A fluid border was key to a Texas town's economy, until it wasn't.
The Mexican border town of Matamoros is on the Rio Grande, across the U.S.-Mexico border near Brownsville, Texas.
John Moore/Getty Images

How local communities are trying to rebuild America

Feb 6, 2017
One journalist trekked 12,000 miles across the U.S. to find out how people are coming up with innovative solutions to economic challenges.
Visual Hunt

My Economy: In Memphis, it all happens at night

Dec 21, 2015
The holidays are a boon for a city with a FedEx hub.

What Connecticut loses if GE moves its headquarters

Nov 10, 2015
Locals point to GE's role in business relationships, housing and community involvement.

Waukesha: A spa town that took its water for granted

Feb 3, 2015
Cities hit water problems even in wet regions, and finding a new source of water is difficult.

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The accidental origin of the $15 minimum-wage movement

Jan 30, 2015
Push to unionize workers in tiny town outside Seattle ignites a national cause.

Is the World Series a boon for the hosts' economies?

Oct 21, 2014
Millions will flood into Kansas City and San Francisco. But will they stay?