A little over a year ago President Trump assured the people of the Youngstown area that the jobs the rust belt region had lost would soon return. This week, another 1700 eliminated, with the mothballing of GM's Cruze operations. The fact is, they aren't coming back, and those who are banking on them need another strategy.
In July 2017, Trump alluded to the jobs Youngstown has hemorrhaged over the past two decades, and promised: “They're all coming back.” He also offered some real estate advice to homeowners: “Don't move. Don't sell your homes.”