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Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

Economics

Industry

1997

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Industry In The Downtown: A Case Study Of The Economic Impact Of Industrial Workers In The Montachusetts' Cities Of Gardner, Fitchburg, And Leominster, Massachusetts, Center For Economic Development Jan 1997

Industry In The Downtown: A Case Study Of The Economic Impact Of Industrial Workers In The Montachusetts' Cities Of Gardner, Fitchburg, And Leominster, Massachusetts, Center For Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The words "industrial development" and "downtown revitalization" are very rarely used in the same sentence. As a resident of New England, one can not ignore the fact that all of our cities were founded on, and developed and grew as a result of industrial development. One needs only take a drive through any New England City and see the multi-storied red brick or granite mill buildings. In the first quarter of this century, virtually all of these mill buildings were in operation, producing goods that were shipped throughout North America and even the world. In the late 1920s, due to ...