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Dr. Marie Christine Duggan

Our organizing questions is, “Why has industry declined in Keene between 1961 and 2017? And yet–how has Keene managed to retain firms that make ballbearings, printing presses, lenses and tools to make satellites?” Two firms that make computerized precision machine tools are employers in Keene, even though other great machine tool makers in the Connecticut River Valley have disappeared–why?