Baby Boomers NPR's Adam Hochberg reports from Perquimans County, North Carolina, a rural area that's trying to stimulate its economy by attracting retiring Baby Boomers. Studies show that a retiree can bring as much money to a local economy as three factory jobs. But some experts warn that while the senior dollar may provide short term economic help, as retirees age, they can become more of a burden than a boon.

Baby Boomers

Baby Boomers

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NPR's Adam Hochberg reports from Perquimans County, North Carolina, a rural area that's trying to stimulate its economy by attracting retiring Baby Boomers. Studies show that a retiree can bring as much money to a local economy as three factory jobs. But some experts warn that while the senior dollar may provide short term economic help, as retirees age, they can become more of a burden than a boon.