We love our cities. To walk down a major street and look up at the skyscrapers is to admire the engineering and imagination of the human spirit. Metal and glass combine into works of art stretching hundreds of feet into the air.
Now, when was the last time you looked with awe upon a small-town warehouse? Did you see the boxy design as an architectural masterpiece? Did you appreciate the drab colors or lack of details along the exterior of a local factory?
Probably not. Yet, these warehouses and factories are the lifeblood of communities. Hundreds of employees can work at a single factory. In a small town, this makes a big difference. This is why it’s so important to keep these factories and warehouses open across America.
There’s a new documentary out now titled “Medora” about a small town’s high school basketball team challenging season. Medora’s basketball team has never been successful, and four boys are trying to reverse the team’s fortunes. This critically-acclaimed film is also about the town of Medora itself. Medora, Indiana is dying. The factories and warehouses that sustained it are closing, and the lack of jobs for so many people could spell the end of the town.
Stories like Medora’s are becoming more and more common. It’s important for us not to forget that while the big cities get all the attention for their glitz and glamour, it’s the smaller locales where blue collar labor is the majority that keep our economy chugging.
“Medora” is a critically-acclaimed documentary and for good reason. It’s a great reminder of the importance of small towns and why we must fight to keep factory jobs in America. How do you think we can save small town factories? Let me know in the comments.
Until next time,