When the Electrolux plant in Webster City, Iowa closed, the majority of the population lost their jobs. They went to Mexico and the town of 8000 people began to die. One man with a vision and determination who refused to not see his town die, started a small business.

Watch this short film from the folks from Square. Yes, the payment processing people.

Made in Iowa

A small business succeeded where a big business gave up.

"I've been here 55 years and to me, it's still a good place to start a business."

"Our community will be better off with small individuals creating our own little economy as opposed to one big company that everyone has to depend on for a paycheck."

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Made in Iowa: How a Small Business Saved a Whole Town