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View Diary: VW will not expand in Chattanooga unless labor is represented - updated (165 comments)

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  •  Look, it's still better than no employment at all. (0+ / 0-)

    I grew up in a rural County in North Carolina. Many of these places are dying after the collapse of traditional industries and agriculture. Maybe that's unavoidable, but you can't fault the local governments for trying to reverse the situation, and the fact is that if you don't have much local capital, you only recourse is to try to attract investment from outside. The real trick is then leveraging that outside investment into sustainable local development. That's what happened in Silicon Valley, the RTP and China.

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