Have American Corporations built homes for their employees?
Yes. One example among many was IBM—International Business Machines—which, under the direction of Thomas J. Watson Sr., built homes for its employees through the Endicott Highlands Development Corporation from 1935–36 through 1947–49. The corporation was especially active after World War II in providing homes—at cost—for the corporation’s World War II veterans in the Endicott area.
[See Footnote in the article: There were many other 20th Century home-building corporations]
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Peter E. Greulich
Pete has been studying IBM and early American corporate history since his retirement in 2011. These are his thoughts and musings, and of those whose biographies he has read with links to articles and book reviews on this website.