Help me find information about Coatesville, Pa.
February 10, 2008 5:46 PM Subscribe
I need to write a twenty page paper about the economic and social situation of Coatesville, Pennsylvania
, a dying rust-belt steel town. Is there a Coatesville expert in the room? Someone who grew up there? Someone who spent time there or did business there? I need your expertise, or at the very least access to resources that might not be readily apparent to me.
posted by deafmute to education (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've already got a visit to the National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum
planned, and I have access to reams of census data, a car, and the Metropolitan Philadelphia Indicators Project
, but I'm looking to deeply massage the Mefi hivemind, to suss out any local experience or knowledge anyone might have.
I need to focus on the interface between global economic forces and local economies that eventually torpedoed this city, so if you have any expertise in that area, awesome.