September 5, 2007

Fort Wayne Area Hurt the Most

A study has shown that among manufacturing cities in the area, Ft. Wayne has been hurt the most by manufacturing losses.

I was driving on the south east side of town just last week, remembering when Harvester was the best job to have in the area... now whole areas that were strong in the late 70's and early 80's are boarded up, with parking lots pushing weeds. The area east on Paulding seems a total loss to the area. It made me wonder: where I live, south west, we're struggling to stop Industry from taking over residential areas... areas on the outer edges of town south east, it seems to me, could be better used by going back to the farmland it once was. Not peoples' homes, but the the fallen away Scotts and other businesses.

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