EDAA Helps Gadsden Prepare for Post-Goodyear

Nearly 100-year-old plant to be shuttered in June

The Economic Development Association of Alabama is helping the city of Gadsden to strategize options as Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. draws down its operations in that central Alabama town, where the plant has operated since 1929. Company officials said recently that the plant, where employment dropped to 400 from a high of 4,000 workers,…

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