The Project

Why has industry declined in Keene 1978-2017, and why are some firms still exporting cutting edge technology made in this town today?  Students in IIECON 330: Keene in the Global Economy present stories of turning points at local capital goods producers.  FIND STUDENT BLOGS ON MARKEM, KINGSBURY, MOORE-NANOTECHNOLOGY PRECITECH, ABTECH, TIMKEN-MPB, AND PNEUMO on the right of this page. Welcome. We would like very much to hear your reactions, so do leave us comments.

The photo above is from  a presentation by students on April 12, 2017 at the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship, and shows from reader’s left to right: Len Chaloux of Moore Nanotechnology, Tom Uhlig, former president of Miniature Precision Bearings (MPB), and KSC economics students Gabrielle Miele and Alison Argiro.

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One thought on “The Project

  1. Elizabeth Schuster

    This is fascinating research. I hope you continue this work to answer pressing questions (like “Why is it an extreme challenge for private firms to expand and hire industrial workers to make top quality products in the 21st century United States?”) and that your results, in turn, can inform local and regional economic development strategies. Ultimately, this will help residents of Cheshire County as we support our existing businesses to create new jobs, and support the quality of life of our employees through a living wage.


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