U.S. Town's Economy Shifts Away from T-Shirt Business Until recently, Florence, Ala., considered itself the T-shirt capital of the U.S. That was a few years ago, prior to a surge in cheap imports from China and other countries. Today, the T-shirt mills are all gone, along with all the jobs they once provided.
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U.S. Town's Economy Shifts Away from T-Shirt Business

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U.S. Town's Economy Shifts Away from T-Shirt Business

U.S. Town's Economy Shifts Away from T-Shirt Business

U.S. Town's Economy Shifts Away from T-Shirt Business

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Until recently, Florence, Ala., considered itself the T-shirt capital of the U.S. That was a few years ago, prior to a surge in cheap imports from China and other countries. Today, the T-shirt mills are all gone, along with all the jobs they once provided.

Les Cook edited this series.