Durable goods manufacturing contributed to roughly one-third of GDP growth in Tennessee in 2012, among the highest contributions of any state. Much of this growth likely came from the transportation equipment manufacturing sector, which accounts for a large portion of manufacturing jobs in the state — Nissan, Volkswagen and General Motors Co. all have manufacturing plants in Tennessee. — More.
In a town with the highest unemployment rate in the state, and one of the highest in the nation, a town where factories, decades-old retailers and even the local hospital have closed their doors, Martin decided to do something most would have considered too daunting to tackle: — Read this great story.
Well, they don’t need no stinkin’ paper plates. Just use a newspaper.