Tale of Two Valleys
It was the best
The stock market
was defying gravity...unemployment hit a 30 year low...and millions
realized the dream of owning their own home. You could stick a "dot-com"
after just about anything, and strike it rich.
But for much of
the Valley, the boom...was a bust. It wasn't the worst of times -- just
business as usual. Double-digit unemployment. Insufficient services.
Aging infrastructures. And a nagging sense that the "Breadbasket
of the World" was getting stale.
After the bubble
burst, towns up and down the Valley realized they can't afford to miss
out on the next "Next Big Thing." In this New
Valley, we visit two cities, similar in size and age - but
little else. One has turned its economic challenges into opportunities.
The other hopes to lure new businesses to employ and support its surging
population. Tonight the people who live and work in these cities will
tell their tale in their own words. It's "A Tale of Two Valleys."