When a major employer closes shop, it can leave a big hole in the community. But a different story is underway in Oak Creek, the sprawling suburb south of General Mitchell International Airport. Leaders there believe the city is turning a major loss into a treasure.
Picture a huge property -- larger than the Summerfest grounds -- that's fallen out of use, right in the heart of town. That's what happened in Oak Creek in 2008, when the former Delphi plant closed.
In its heyday, the enormous factory on the corner of Howell and Drexel employed more than 6,000 people.