Community-Based Adjustment to Textile Plant Closure and Downsizing
A Conference of The Economics
the Center for the Study of the American South
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
8-9 April 2004
Session 1: When do Firms Downsize?
Background paper: Patrick Conway: When do Firms Downsize?
Power point presentation of Conway's talk.
Notes from session 1.
Session 2: Case study of Spindale.
Background paper: Timothy Barth and Duncan Murrell: A Short History of Stonecutter Mills and Spindale, North Carolina
Notes from session 2.
Session 3: Case study of Kannapolis.
Background paper: Myra Beatty, Douglas Longman and Van Tran: Community Response to the Pillowtex Textile Kannapolis Closings: "Rapid Response Team" as a Facilitative Device
Power point version from presentation.
Bill Schweke's comments.
Jim Cook's comments.
Notes from session 3.
Session 4: Community Change from the Ground Up
Background paper: Andrew Dobelstein: Anticipating and Engaging the Need for Economic Change: A Summary of Efforts
Notes from session 4.
Howard Rosen: Designing a New Approach to Assist Workers and Communities Respond to Globalization
Chris Estes, William Schweke and Sara Lawrence: Dislocated Workers in North Carolina.
Corporation for Enterprise Development: Transforming Communities.
Other sponsors include Dr. Kathy Brittain White, the Southern Growth Policies Board, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.