Try as we might to chase manufacturing from the state, we didn’t succeed in hitting the 10,000 jobs target last year.

Doesn’t affect you? Eventually it will.

It may affect someone you know right now. For example, the guy who pumps gas at the Sunoco on North Avenue next to the Parkway. The one there about 20 hours a day? Nice guy. About a year ago he was all excited – he got a job in Kenilworth at a manufacturing plant.  About three months ago – there he was back at the Sunoco. I asked him what happened. He told me the plant was closed and moved out of state.

Now think about the thousands of stories almost exactly like his.

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