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The Waning Days of Indiana's Model Factory Town

Residents fight for the future of what was once called the "Brigadoon of industrial housing."

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The World Has Lost an Unbelievable Amount of Forest Since 1999

New high-resolution maps show that we've gobbled up green space more than twice the size of Texas.

Seattle Museum of History and Industry

Visions of the Seattle That Could Have Been

The city's new Museum of History and Industry offers a portrait of how Seattle innovated its way into the 21st century, and what got lost along the way.

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Talent Beats Trade in Economic Development

Turns out human capital is vastly more important than trade when it comes to generating regional growth.

Reuters

The Midwest's Big Economic Miscalculation

The rebirth of traditional industries isn't necessarily a good thing.

Reuters

Why China Lags on Innovation and Creativity

The world's most populous nation is an industrial powerhouse, but it has not yet transitioned to a knowledge-based economy.

Hazir Reka / Reuters

An Oil Company Buys Out an Entire ZIP Code

One Detroit refinery's unusual approach to reducing negative health effects

Ho New / Reuters

Condos and Industry Collide in Downtown San Diego

A proposed residential development threatens a factory that employs 1,800

The Plant

Growing Industry From its Own Ashes

A new incubator for small business in a converted Chicago meatpacking plant

Rebecca Cook / Reuters

A Regional Vision for the Great Lakes

A 100-year plan for the region focuses on harnessing abundant freshwater to fuel an economic rebirth

A worker at the General Motors Cruze assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio. (Reuters/Aaron Josefczyk)

Signs of Recovery in the Great Lakes

Manufacturing job growth rates in the region are looking up, but there's still a long way to go