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Weekly 150: Manufacturing was King

Posted 5/11/21

Growing up in the 1980s and 90s in McKenzie, I remember an abundance of manufacturing jobs in the area. And this wasn’t even in McKenzie’s heyday. Slowly but surely with the blame placed on NAFTA and other economic downturns, the Tri-County area like most of the United States watched the unemployment rise as factories pulled up their stakes or shuttered their doors altogether.

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