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Businesses get pushed out as industrial districts rebuild
Mar 8, 2017 - Associated Press Financial Wire

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Leaning over the map, Brian Vincent turned to a city official and asked, "Why does it show a park instead of my business?"

The planner paused and then explained. Des Moines leaders had concluded that the park was a better use of the land than the low-slung building that had housed Corn Belt Aluminum for decades.

"I'm like, 'Thank you for the 50 years I've been here,'" Vincent said.

Vincent was shocked by the exchange, but businesses across the country ar

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