Thursday, May 11, 2017

Rural Redevelopment

Manufacturing needs to repopulate rural cities and counties.

In the period from 1950s to the 1990s, rural cities and counties were blessed with lots of manufacturing jobs.  Companies chose to locate in these rural counties because land prices and taxes and living costs were lower and the workforce was very good.

From the 1990s to present, rural areas lost these manufacturing companies. Many closed and many went overseas.

Companies that require workforces in the thousands will likely locate in suburbs of larger cities, but smaller companies will look for rural cities and counties with the transportation infrastructure and proximity to vendors and customers the need.

Norb Leahy, Dunwoody GA Tea Party Leader

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