Welcome to Rock Creek City, an east coast town founded in the late 18th century along the Potomac river. Once an economic powerhouse,
Rock Creek is now struggling to survive as its industry moves overseas and its populace flee to the suburbs.
Most of Rock Creek's jobs are still in manufacturing and petrochemicals, which receives hefty subsidies to stay in the city. Yet even
then, many thousands of jobs are lost each year to competition from East Asia. The companies that remain often skimp worker safety to
The city itself is checkered with vacant areas and parking lots,surrounded by neighborhoods of dilapidated row-homes
During the building boom of the 50's several speculative highway's were constructed through the city, and now sit largely unused apart
from light rush-hour traffic
Downtown Rock Creek is still a vital center of commerce, though many of its office buildings are now vacant