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Old 11-30-2014, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Kannapolis, NC is a perfect example of a company town. Founded in the early 1900s by James Cannon of Cannon Mills, it was a company town where everything was owned and operated by the company. So much so, that the city (over 30k at the time) did not incorporate until 1984.

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Old 11-30-2014, 07:40 PM
 
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A couple of communities built around paper mills:
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Deferiet, New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Herrings, New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 12-01-2014, 09:27 AM
 
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Altoona, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia might have been the largest "patch" town in PA. Its water system was owned by the railroad until 1981. Altoona Water Authority - Infrastructure System Facts
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Old 12-01-2014, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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Orlando, FL.

It would have remained Bumpkinville without Disney, and would probably all but collapse without it.
In the old days yes I would have agreed with you but Orlando's economy now is the most diverse and best of any major Florida city including Miami, Tampa and Jacksonville.
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Old 12-01-2014, 09:53 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Jiffy in Chelsea, MI: Tour the "JIFFY" Mix Plant - America's Favorite | "JIFFY" Mix

Amway in Ada, MI: Amway acquires nearly half of Village of Ada: Explore what it means for community's redevelopment | MLive.com
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Old 12-01-2014, 10:26 AM
 
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In the old days yes I would have agreed with you but Orlando's economy now is the most diverse and best of any major Florida city including Miami, Tampa and Jacksonville.
Most diverse? How?
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Old 12-01-2014, 10:46 AM
 
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Lowell, MA was literally founded by a company. The Lowell's, from Beacon Hill in Boston, though the water falls on the Merrimack would be a good source of energy for a factory. They built a factory brought in workers and Lowell was split off from the town of Chelmsford.

History of Lowell, Massachusetts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 01-11-2015, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Over-the-Rhine, Ohio
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Kohler, Wisconsin is a fantastic company town. The Kohler factory is still at the center of the town, the neighborhoods are beautiful. The Kohler Design Center is shockingly fun to visit (who would've thought a museum of toilets and showers could be?) The American Club is the best hotel in the state with amenities that Kohler Employees can enjoy. There's world class galf courses for locals to partake in on their off days. It's a wonderful, fully functioning company town today.
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Old 01-12-2015, 06:47 AM
 
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Alcoa TN is doing pretty well due to ramping up production of light aluminum motors. There are lots of other industries in the town/area as well. It shares a border with Maryville TN which is older and more historic.
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Old 01-12-2015, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Kohler, Wisconsin is a fantastic company town. The Kohler factory is still at the center of the town, the neighborhoods are beautiful. The Kohler Design Center is shockingly fun to visit (who would've thought a museum of toilets and showers could be?) The American Club is the best hotel in the state with amenities that Kohler Employees can enjoy. There's world class galf courses for locals to partake in on their off days. It's a wonderful, fully functioning company town today.
Maybe best hotel in the Midwest, or at least it was the first 5-star in the Midwest and one of only 41 in the world. Some of the best golf in the world is in Sheboygan County, as well (much of it thanks to Kohler).

Mentioned it back on the first page, but like your description of it.
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