Regardless of the state of the economy, people are always starting businesses. Some will succeed, some will fail, but seemingly nothing can prevent business formation. This seems to even be true in industries that are notoriously difficult to succeed in, such as commercial aviation. However, that isn't deterring a handful of companies that are attempting to get into the game to fill the gaps left by major airlines that have deserted smaller markets.
Every employer is concerned about competition. Any successful company will find it employees the target of job recruiters looking to take the assembled talent elsewhere. But what if a group of companies was so successful that they came to a secret agreement to specifically not target one another's employees?