Economics

Manufacturing the Midwest II: Building an Industrial Future

American manufacturing production jobs are more concentrated in the Midwest than in any other region. Well into the 21st century, manufacturing remains a fundamental part of the region’s identity, and is still central to ideas of economic prosperity.

Manufacturing the Midwest I: Tracing Toledo’s Industrial Past

Cities like Cleveland, Cincinnati and Detroit are shaking off the Rust Belt moniker — or, in some cases, embracing it in a new era....

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