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Jim Bruner flips the switch on a pump at Planet H20. (Chas Sisk/WPLN)
Jim Bruner flips the switch on a pump at Planet H20. (Chas Sisk/WPLN)
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Eight years ago, the unemployment rate in rural Perry County, Tennessee, was nearly 30 percent. But a focus on new startups and other small businesses has pulled Perry County's economy out of the doldrums and to an unemployment rate of just 5 percent.

Chas Sisk (@chassisk) of WPLN reports.

This segment aired on November 16, 2017.

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