Gary, Ind. Fights To Avoid Detroit’s Fate
The mayor of a rust belt small town is literally getting her hands dirty in hopes of revitalizing Gary, Ind. Once a major steel center, the city's population has dropped by half, and some of its neighborhoods are riddle with crime. Karen Freeman-Wilson, the city's current mayor, has a positive outlook on the future of her city: "Probably getting people to believe again. People have seen Gary in a certain way for so long that it's hard for them to understand that it can get better. That it will get better."