Changing Workforce

Live from Erie: What a struggling Pennsylvania manufacturing town wants to see from President Trump

By NPR's Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

Jan 20, 2017

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The story of Erie, Pennsylvania — a manufacturing town that's lost hundreds of jobs and is looking for President-elect Donald Trump to bring them back — is the story of the 2016 election. Erie County went red for the first time in decades, and now its residents are anxiously waiting to see what Trump's campaign promises look like in action.

To kick off Marketplace's yearlong reporting project "The Big Promise," Marketplace recorded its whole show live from a brewery in Erie, with host Kai Ryssdal talking to small business owners, an economist, a union leader, an immigrant and one of the folks tasked with resettling refugees here.

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