Think free trade is good thing? Think cheap products that were made in china is a good thing?
After factories are closed and demolished, the value of the property goes down, this means less tax dollars brought in through school and property taxes. With less property and school taxes brought in from businesses, the tax burden is being shifted to homeowners. Do you ever wonder why your property taxes are so high? Maybe its related to the businesses shutting down and moving to china. Someone has to pay for the schools, since John Doe and company laid off a few hundred workers and moved to china, “someone” has to pickup the bill.
Trucks bringing supplies to factories buy fuel and other items at local stores.
When the news says a factory is closing, the people do not realize the ripple effect that has through the community.