February 18, 2009

TEM Featured on AARP.org

Hometown, Pennsylvania felt the economic crisis long before the rest of the country. First the coal mines shut down, then the steel mills and garment factories followed. Once known as the "Long-Underwear Capital of the World," Hometown is now struggling to hold on to the few jobs that are left.

WHAT HAPPENED TO HOMETOWN?, currently featured on AARP's website, profiles this rural community in light of the nation's current economic crisis. Hometown's economy, like that of the rest of the country, has fallen on hard times, facing layoffs, declining 401k plans, and home foreclosures. Despite the waves of economic shocks, Hometown residents persevere and prove to be a model of resilience for other hometowns across America.