DIMINISHING REGIONS: WHAT HAPPENS AS THESE REGIONS FALL APART

Tree in Front of Establishment

“Small town, small growth.”


our town

Coming from a small town, I know first hand the impacts of a slow growing or even a failing economy. Especially considering the town where I am from Related imageis an industrialized city. A city that once depended on the car companies to sustain the environment. But now what; the automobile industry has been moved overseas and the cities have failed as the companies exited. So what are they (cities) to do? What is the next step for these slow growing or non growth cities?

too small to grow

When you come from a small city of 250,000 then there is room for growth in this environment. But when you come from a town of 10,000 people, what can be built in this city. Every time there is a presidential election we see the candidates visit these small paces. But what can you build in such a small location. And the answer is nothing. Because if you wanted to build in these cities and towns you would have to have a major infrastructural idea that could potentially take decades.

regional collapse

Now, prior, I was talking about towns and small cities. But what about the regional collapse. Because coming from the Midwest, you have an entire region dedicated to manufacturing. Now you have this region falling apart Image result for midwestbecause that entire mass production method has shifted. So what do you do now that manufacturing is a dying means of work. Or at least manufacturing in the sense of manpower.

what to do what to do

As far as the ways to fix the situation, either the regional areas can conform to the new ways in which life is headed or die out. There is no other way. Life is continuously evolving, and if you cannot evolve with it you get left behind. And what’s even more sinister, sometimes, the evolution that must happen is for an entire nation. And don’t for one moment think America can’t fold, it has happened in history to much greater powers.


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Author: faheemjackson44

I am from Racine, Wisconsin where I was raised until I graduated high school back in the year 2006. That entire time growing up in my mother's house, I was a student athlete. My goal was to embark on a general business career or athletics. But injuries through sports stopped a sports path, so I decided upon business with a focus in marketing. While attending undergraduate school at University of Wisconsin-Parkside, I began to write screenplays in my senior year. At first it was for fun, but I quickly learned writing allow me to transfer negative energy into characters I created. This led to a decrease in depressing mood swings, which in turn boosted my quality of life. After undergraduate school in May of 2011, I move to New York City for graduate school. While pursuing my MBA, I continued to write screenplays, but always wanted to write novels as well. I finished graduate school back in the year 2014, but wrote screenplays until I began thinking of my first short film, first First Day Fears. While finishing my fifth feature length screenplay, I started to write my first novel this year. So far, I have finished my first short film and working on my next one (Freedomless Speech), and recently self published my first novel (The Boy Who Could Talk To God) and short stories book (Faheem Jackson Short Story Collection Volume 1). My feature length screenplays have been put on temporary hold to finish my short films and books, but I am making good progress on my sixth feature length screenplay. With year 2017 ending, I am currently writing my novel Precinct 86 and Faheem Jackson Short Story Collection Vol. 2. I have started teaching myself photography and will pursuing that by summer of 2018, along with my videography, podcast later on, and more research for my documentary.

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