Connecting Ohio and Michigan

Friday, March 16, 2007

The Great Lakes region is facing much the same type of wrenching economic changes that the South faced with the mechanization of agriculture. Slowly, state leaders are recognizing the regional need for collaboration. A Great Lakes Manufacturing Council has formed and will be meeting soon in Toronto.

A new report from Brookings, The Vital Center, places the economic transformation in a multi-state regional context.

Broader regional analyses, like America 2050, highlight that the Great Lakes region is scheduled to gain less population over the next twenty years than the state of Florida.

So, it is encouraging that the new governor of Ohio has made overtures to Michigan to improve collaboration. Read more.

posted by Ed Morrison |

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