For Every Dream: Made in Iowa

This was a video submitted in a program that Square was doing. It followed a town in Iowa that was affected by the closing of a single manufacturing plant near the town. Unemployment rose sharply and average wages dropped overnight.  The video was a great submission and shows what a city can do when it wants to survive. Enjoy the video.

A job at Electrolux was referred to as “the best job within 40 miles.” Employees were paid up to $23 an hour with defined pensions, 401k plans, and excellent health insurance. Fathers and sons and brothers and sisters worked side by side for their entire careers.

Source: For Every Dream: Made in Iowa

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