Before being the birthplace of General Motors, Flint was driven by a lumber based economy in the 1800s before transitioning to become a carriage-making hub. Flint was home to more than 30 carriage and wagon factories between the 1850s to 1900 and by the turn of the century, it was producing more than 100,000 carriages and wagons a year, according to exhibits at the Alfred P. Sloan Museum.
The automotive industry helped define the modern day "Vehicle City," but the city has suffered significant population loss as people moved further away from urban centers, manufacturing employment fell and poverty and crime increased. The city now is attempting to leverage its manufacturing heritage and support new industries while trying to build up communities.
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