Thursday, March 4, 2010

Ravenswood WV: A coming ghost town?

(Sorry to be late posting this. I meant to read a certain news article yesterday, but forgot).

An article in USA Today focused on Ravenswood WV, a town along the Ohio River below Parkersburg, in an article on how some small towns reliant on one large employer are one shutdown away from becoming ghost towns. Unlike the ghost towns of yesterday, however, these ghost towns will have plenty of people who have no place to go.

I liked this line in the article:

In the America where things are made, the recession has been a depression. According to a new Northeastern University study, one in every six blue-collar industrial jobs have disappeared since 2007, matching the drop in overall employment in the Great Depression.

Feel free to comment, but the no-politics rule still applies.