Over the weekend, the Philadelphia Inquirer highlighted the rebound of the Marcus Hook Industrial Complex and the positive impact that the facility has had on the local community. Most notably, the piece highlighted the renewed hope of the region for future economic growth.
The story of loss and rebirth of the Marcus Hook Industrial Complex included some very local impacts, most notably “The Chichester School District, which includes Marcus Hook, lost $500,000 in tax revenue after the complex’s property value dropped. The borough’s police force shrunk 40 percent. Real estate taxes were raised in back-to-back years.” But since the resurgence, “On a typical weekday afternoon, dozens of residents pass in and out of local restaurants and bars. They’re eager for the future, they say, and see that things have improved.”
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