What about foresight into this issue. In Lorain, we got here today because back in the late 1800's early 1900's, industry moved into the area and replaced agriculture, fishing, and even tourism in later periods. They were SO productive that they imported labor from all over the world and set up an economy and environment that could only be sustained as long as the Auto and Steel industries remained active and prosperous. The place got overcrowded with people who had nor connection to the land, no roots in the area, and no cares about the water, land, and very air that makes up Northeast Ohio. Then one day, technology and globalization made it easier for them to move to someplace else in the world. BUT, the population they imported are still here. If industry left behind any of its other resources. It's chemicals, the buildings, the eroded land are all things that a factory must deal with when it shuts down. What about the labor resources that it brought in and left behind. For all this talk of trying to "encourage industry" we forget that is a "devils bargain". They will fail and when they do, this is just one of the consequences.