From Steel To Arts, A Rust Belt City Tries To Reinvent Itself

Sep 19, 2016

Lorain, Ohio, just west of Cleveland, has struggled for years. Once a thriving steel town, the Lake Erie community of 64,000 now has a poverty rate of 28 percent and unemployment above 8 percent.

But city officials are beginning to change the way economic development is done there, and, as Matt Richmond of Here & Now contributor WCPN ideastream reports, they hope to bring about a revival.


Matt Richmond, reporter for WCPN Ideastream in Cleveland. Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit NPR.