To hear the Laurinburg Exchange (LE) tell it, Scotland County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is working day and night to bring in new business and industry. Let’s hope they are not as successful as this unfortunate Illinois community.
“But this corporate valhalla turned out to be hell for the community, which suffered a concentrated dose of the indignities and disappointments of late capitalism in the 21st century. Instead of abundant full-time work, a regime of partial, precarious employment set in. Temp agencies flourished, but no restaurants, hotels, or grocery stores ever came, save for the recent addition of a dollar store. ” Read more…
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