Economic Growth

Seventy years ago, factories and businesses employed most of America in the town where it lived. In every county in North Carolina, evidence of factories, mills, processing could be seen. Today, in mill towns along rivers, the buildings fall into ruin for lack of use. Factories in large municipalities are empty. Commutes are long.

Rebuilding industry the way it used to be is impractical or impossible. There must be viable methods of returning employment to rural counties, to small towns. It evaporated because manufacturing and business services were exported to cheaper labor markets overseas. Now, the cost of that export rise and will reverse that trend for some. Foreign companies move their plants stateside for more efficient or less expensive production.

American entrepreneurs can take advantage of this trend. Our communities will flourish once that model is re-established. Once Americans can work close to home and raise families.