Attracting talent

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a column for the Financial Times makes the case that talent is what matters most to economic growth. And that place –– particularly vibrant central cities –– is the key to attracting talent. The…

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Quality of place in the news

All of a sudden a lot of media reports on the importance of creating quality of place – particularly vibrant central cities – in growing the Michigan economy. Hopefully this media attention is a harbinger of policy maker attention. Because…

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Young Talent Leaving Michigan

A couple of interesting articles about young talent leaving Michigan. Both worth reading. The first from the Spinal Column covering west Oakland County. I'm interviewed, but what is most interesting is the insights of recent college grads on why they…

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Ann Arbor II

Lot of reaction to my post on Ann Arbor's anti-density development policies. One theme is Ann Arbor can't be Madison mainly because they are the state capitol and have the two lakes. No question Madison has some assets that Ann…

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