Detroit has nearly a 50% jobless rate and is a destroyed city. It's mayors have been Democrats. Coincidence?
Detroit hasn't had a Republican mayor since 1962. On a similar note, Detroit has not been relevant since 1962.
The next 9 poorest cities have also been run by Democrats:
Buffalo, NY (2nd) hasn’t elected one since 1954;
Cincinnati, OH (3rd)… since 1984;
Cleveland, OH (4th)… since 1989;
Miami, FL (5th) has never had a Republican Mayor;
St. Louis, MO (6th)…. since 1949;
El Paso, TX (7th) has never had a Republican Mayor;
Milwaukee, WI (8th)… since 1908;
Philadelphia, PA (9th)… since 1952;
Newark, NJ (10th)… since 1907.
I thought liberals were good at helping the poor. Maybe that eat the rich mentality wasn't such a good thing?
Mayor: Jim Ardis
Political Party: non partisan office
Peoria's major corporations:
Maui Jim (world headquarters) — sunglasses manufacturer
Archer Daniels Midland — corn processing plant
Caterpillar Inc. (world headquarters) — heavy equipment and engine manufacturer
National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research — largest USDA research facility; where mass production of penicillin was invented
# Peoria has been awarded the All-America City Award three times (1953, 1966, and 1989).
# In 2007, Forbes ranked Peoria #47 out of the largest 150 metropolitan areas in its annual "Best Places for Business and Careers." Peoria was evaluated on the cost of doing business, cost of living, entertainment opportunities, and income growth.
# In 2005, Sperling and Sanders Best Places to Live Rankings among 331 metropolitan areas placed Peoria #51, citing "low cost of living, low cost of housing, and attractive residential areas" as the main pros t