On This Page: April 1989, No. 20
At last, the Midwest is in a full-scale manufacturing boom.

Midwest Manufacturing: Shining Up the Rustbelt
Last Updated: 04/28/89

Everywhere, manufacturers are cranking up production, with many straining capacity for the first time this decade. The turnaround began in 1987 as the dollar dropped from levels that had been undermining the nation's global competetiveness.