HUNTSVILLE, Ala | Alabama city built on federal dollars feeling shutdown pinch

11Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.  —January 11, 2019— Once known for its cotton trade and watercress farms, Huntsville, Alabama, is now the ultimate government town: About 70 federal agencies are located at the Army’s 38,000-acre Redstone Arsenal. More than half of the area’s economy is tied to Washington spending.

As the government shutdown drags into a third week, people and businesses that rely on that federal largesse for their livelihood are showing the strain.

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