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An economic incentive package put together by state and local officials will bring Strum, Ruger & Company, a gun-making industry, to Mayodan, in Rockingham County. The company is inventing $26 million to turn a former mill into a firearms plant which will bring 473 jobs to the county by 2017.
This article demonstrates ways in which Planners can redirect policy goals and visions toward a more equitable form of economic development. Three examples are given of ways planners are promoting living wage standards, job-centered training opportunities and legacy industries.