Business: Valley of Opportunity

Along the banks of the Delaware, where Washington's revolutionaries scored their first big victory in 1776, a new kind of revolution has been taking place since World War II. It has turned rolling farm land into acres of industry, converted flatlands into cities. In the past eight years, few sections of the U.S. have undergone more industrialization than the Delaware Valley, stretching from Trenton 60 miles south to Wilmington.

Last week the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia, capital city of the area, totted up some figures to show why residents proudly call...

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