Auto Workers and Their Communities: Analysis and Conferences

Project Dates

08/17/2009 -12/31/2011


This project monitored and analyzed the effect of the decline in the auto industry on the well being of displaced auto workers and their families and on the viability of communities in which they live. The resulting conferences included: 1) Automotive Communities and Workforce Transition and Adjustment; and 2) Three Decades of Economic Shocks: What has the Midwest Region Learned. The first conference, Automotive Communities and Workforce Transition and Adjustment, was held on October 8-9, 2009, and was sponsored by the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank, the Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank, Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program, and the Upjohn Institute.


U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employment and Training Administration; Chicago Federal Reserve Bank

Subject Area

LABOR MARKET ISSUES; Job security and unemployment dynamics; ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; Industry studies