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    Social Entrepreneur: Christophe Chevalier | Global 3000

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    Romans-sur-Isère is a town in the French Alps that has been a traditional center for shoemaking. But most of the big shoemakers have left; well-known brands have moved their production to China or Turkey. But entrepreneur Christophe Chevalier is fighting the trend.

    He's bringing the shoe business back to the area - and hiring people who have been unemployed for years as well as retirees who used to work in the shoemaking industry. Chevalier's involvement in the region goes beyond shoes. He's invested heavily in local companies and founded an economic development center that provides education and matches workers with local employers -- all in an effort to convince businesses to stay in the area.