LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS

Possible leaderMarybeth Mattingly (University of New Hampshire)

Type of poverty: Rural deindustrialized

If Detroit represents a classic case of "deindustrializing poverty," Lowell is a much older variant of New England poverty that arose out of an earlier wave of deindustrialization, a wave from which Lowell and other early-deindustrializing towns never recovered (despite various redevelopment efforts).  

Lowell, Massachusetts  |  © Lei Han

Lowell, Massachusetts  |  © Lei Han