TITLE

Woe is Flint, a city of low self-esteem

AUTHOR(S)
Buss, Dale D.
PUB. DATE
June 1999
SOURCE
Automotive News;06/28/99, Vol. 73 Issue 5826, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the impact of bad media vibes on Flint, Michigan's long-term reputation and chances for economic recovery. PC game SimCity 2000's use of Flint as one of four settings where participants can play out a rescue scenario; United Auto Workers' strikes at General Motors Corp.'s assembly plant; Difficulties that dependence on GM has brought to the city.
ACCESSION #
2003907

 

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