What about Up North?

Recently I have been receiving lots of questions about how to improve the economy in northern lower peninsula Michigan. To be honest, we don’t have good answers. Across the country, in rural areas/small towns––except for those with lots of high priced…

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Attracting Talent: Denver

In his terrific book, Triumph of the City, Edward Glaeser writes: "There is every reason to think that an increasingly prosperous world will continue to place more value on the innovative enjoyments that cities can provide. The bottom-up nature of…

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Triumph of the City

In my post on ineffective green subsidies I featured a column by Harvard's Edward Glaeser. To me the key take away of that column is his claim that: In the long run, America will be richer than China only by…

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