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Economic Research

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Volume 13, Number 3
Third Quarter 2011


Now and Then

Photos of then and now manufacturing
Photos courtesy of Kia Motors (left) and the Library of Congress photographic archives (right).

Manufacturing in the Southeast remains a big employment sector, though modernization has transformed it. What was once state-of-the-art manufacturing technology in the spinning room at Magnolia Cotton Mills in Mississippi in 1911 (above right) is now symbolized by the production floor at Georgia's new Kia Motors plant.

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Photos courtesy of Library of Congress photographic archives