Kasich On Economic Realities

Kasich on economic realities

In an Business Insider interview Ohio Governor Johh Kasich did something almost no politician does today. He clearly states that we can't go back to a factory-driven economy. Business Insiders writes: But the notion that states such as Ohio are…

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Lansing and General Motors

Good news! General Motors is expanding its manufacturing presence in metro Lansing. As the Lansing State Journal reports: "General Motors Co. will bring more jobs to Lansing with plans to build a $162 million stamping plant here, the latest investment the…

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New report lessons

Interesting reaction to our new report. Nearly everyone wants to talk about what it means to policy. And yet for Don Grimes and I the important lessons in the report is about the economy, not policy. Policy should be about…

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Minnesota and Michigan II

Don Grimes and I are putting the finishing touches on our new report. The topic is the transformation of the American economy over two decades: from 1990 to 2011. Taking that long term view reveals patterns clearly. And the differences…

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Minnesota or Indiana? II

So if so-called business friendly policies, as we explored in my last post, is not the path to more and better jobs, what is? Lets explore how the Minnesota and Indiana economies have been changing over the past two decades…

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Michigan is a low wage state

Michigan was the birthplace of the 20th Century American mass middle class. Largely built on a foundation of high paid blue collar –– mainly unionized factory –– jobs. It is the main reason Michigan was one of the most prosperous…

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