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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Over the downturn

Posted By on Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 3:21 PM

Robert Guy Matthews - no relation - writes in this morning's Wall Street Journal that North Little Rock exemplifies positive job growth in the economy. The article focuses on Caterpillar Inc., which is hiring 600 or so new workers, and the training programs at Pulaski Tech that will get them ready for work.

North Little Rock has fared better through the downturn than some other industrial towns to the north, such as Youngstown, Ohio; East Chicago, Ind.; and Cleveland, which were more dependent on the auto and steel industries. North Little Rock, despite its relatively small population, has a diverse manufacturing base, which has helped keep unemployment at 7.5% this year.

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