How Rust Belt company towns evolve in the age of e-commerce
Bethlehem Steel casts a long shadow over Pennsylvania`s Lehigh Valley. The blast furnaces remain, even though they went silent more than 20 years ago. The mill`s closing took with it a big chunk of the region`s high-paying blue-collar jobs, and the news at the time made it sound very final.

But back then, no one envisioned e-commerce.

The demand for next- or even same-day delivery has dumped huge challenges on the steps of brick-and-mortar stores, but it has also created a demand at huge job-hungry distribution centers....
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RSK: A good omen with $20/hr pay...but someone has to make these goods and not just China. That is where the economy will thrive..in the production of goods, not just shipping them.



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