With the decline in manufacturing in the United States following the 1980s, many once thriving cities began to fall into economic stagnation and decline. Dayton, Ohio is one of these cities, experiencing a mass exodus of its central industry, leaving behind a labor force with mismatched skills for the current job environment and a lack of opportunity. Such unemployment has only been exacerbated by the Great Recession and the more recent economic shutdown, stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. To combat this decline and slow march to destitution, this paper proposes the implementation of a public service employment program (PSE) that utilizes distributed manufacturing to reskill and revitalize the Dayton population while serving to combat the further spread of COVID-19.
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Student Papers in Local and Global Regional Economies
& Thacker, G.
(2020). Distributed Manufacturing in Dayton: Combating COVID-19 Through Public Service Employment. .
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