The path to vibrant Michigan cities

In a recent Detroit Free Press op ed John Austin writes about a Michigan Future report he and I worked on entitled Revitalizing Michigan's Central Cites: A Vision and Framework for Action. The report was published in 2003. As John…

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Manhattan

Travelled to Manhattan over the Thanksgiving holiday. Wow! I'm always amazed at its vibrancy and prosperity. And then I come back to Michigan and get reengaged in the public conversation about our economy. A greater disconnect is hard to imagine.…

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A Top Ten That Matters

Seems like every week there is another top ten list that folks claim Michigan should be on. Many are tax rankings. Some measure how "business friendly" states or regions are. Only problem with these lists is being on the top…

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