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Ecorse (ēˈkôrs) [key], industrial city (1990 pop. 12,180), Wayne co., SE Mich., on the Detroit River; settled c.1815, inc. as a city 1941. Rolled and sheet metal, packaging, and meat processing are the chief industries, but the city has suffered from the economic and population decline of the surrounding region.

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