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Nov 20, 2019
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Trade showdown

This South Carolina county councilman is "like a walking billboard for international trade"

by Kai Ryssdal Oct 16, 2018
David Britt helped bring jobs to Spartanburg. Now he's fighting against the president's tariffs.
Spartanburg County Councilman David Britt is one of the people who initially convinced BMW to open a factory.
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Trade showdown

This South Carolina county councilman is "like a walking billboard for international trade"

by Kai Ryssdal Oct 16, 2018
David Britt helped bring jobs to Spartanburg. Now he's fighting against the president's tariffs.
Spartanburg County Councilman David Britt is one of the people who initially convinced BMW to open a factory.
Bridget Bodnar/Marketplace

The automotive supply chain is "truly a global market"

by Kai Ryssdal May 24, 2018
What makes an imported car an imported car? It's complicated.
Workers assemble Porsche Cayenne and Panamera cars at an assembly line at the Porsche factory in 2012 in Leipzig, Germany.
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Trade Off: Stories of Globalization and Backlash

"We make German cars, in America"

by Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar Aug 16, 2017
Spartanburg County made a big bet on globalization when they landed a BMW manufacturing facility 25 years ago. Here's what that looks like today.
Inside Assembly North at BMW's Spartanburg manufacturing facility, the biggest BMW factory in the world.
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Trade Off: Stories of Globalization and Backlash

The place where globalization kept its promise

by Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar Aug 15, 2017
It's clear today that not all boats rose in the tide of globalization...but in some places, it sure does feel like it.
A collection of newspapers from BMW's early days in Spartanburg county.
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Stay or go? Evacuations carry a price

by Lewis Wallace Oct 6, 2016
For some, it might be too expensive to leave — even with state subsidies.

Chinese factories, American workers

by Rob Schmitz Aug 12, 2016
More Chinese companies are setting up shop — and providing jobs — in states like South Carolina.
Greenfield Industries Operations Vice President Bobby Densmore holds his company’s product in front of an assembly line in Seneca, South Carolina. Greenfield was purchased by Chinese company TDC in 2009. It’s one of the many Chinese companies that are hiring American workers to assemble its products, reversing a global trend in manufacturing.
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A Promise Zone designation brings economic change

by Caitlin Esch Feb 24, 2016
In South Carolina, a 6-county region gets priority for federal grants and loans.
An abandoned rest stop in rural South Carolina.
Caitlin Esch

Fighting poverty one house at a time

by Caitlin Esch Feb 8, 2016
In South Carolina, a non-profit wants to use a federal zone to spur development.
Allendale County Alive's Wilbur Cave in front of a dilapidated house in Fairfax, SC. Cave's organization bought 14 homes in similar disrepair and renovated and rented them out to low-income families.
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Can fixing infrastructure solve rural poverty?

by Caitlin Esch Feb 8, 2016
A wastewater treatment plant in a small town prepares for more business.
Plant Manager Cyndie Moberly (left) and Engineer Kari Foy at a wastewater treatment plant in Hampton, S.C.
Caitlin Esch