Sunday, October 21, 2018

Ohio Rust Belt city copes with declining population, shrinking manufacturing, and growing homelessness

Source:  Wikipedia

Why a Private Landowner Is Fighting to Keep the Homeless on His Property.  (The New York Times, 10/16/2018)
But during an unsuccessful campaign for mayor, Mr. Lewis befriended several homeless people in Akron, an industrial city that boasts of being the “rubber capital of the world” but has lost factories and residents over the last 50 years as part of a broad decline in manufacturing. Last year, when a few of Mr. Lewis’s homeless friends asked to pitch tents behind a commercial building he owns, he approved.

 Source: (Akron), U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts (Ohio, U.S.) 

According to the City of Akron 2017 annual report, Goodyear is the city's 4th largest employer with 3,000 employees.

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