Month: February 2010

How can Michigan’s economy move if its roads are riddled with potholes?

Photo File | The Grand Rapids PressAn economic development official describes Michigan’s roads as “Third World.” The second payment in our Michigan 10.0 series explores why Michigan’s roads and bridges are in such poor condition and how to fix them. Birgit Klohs, president of Grand Rapids-based economic development group The Right Place Inc., says Michigan’s …

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High-speed rail would get Michigan’s economy back on track

Michigan led the automobile to prosperity in the 1950s and 1960s. But now we are losing more and more ground in the new economy. If we hope to catch up, one of the answers must be high-speed rail. That’s why it’s disappointing to see Michigan’s efforts toward high-speed rail service languish, as the federal government …

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