Report: Economic benefits in making Pullman a national park

November 5, 2013 5:14:52 PM PST
A report finds that making the Pullman neighborhood a national park would create 350 jobs annually and sustain $40 million in economic activity.

The neighborhood is located on Chicago's Far South Side.

The area was developed by rail car builder George Pullman and was the first U.S. company town.

It also played a role in U.S. civil rights through the legacy of the Pullman porters.

The report was a joint project of several groups including the City of Chicago and the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.

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