Andy Guy is the Great Lakes Guy. On his blog, he is tracking the trends transforming the Rust Belt into the Blue Belt. He has called Gov. Granholm for Michigan’s failure to develop a green energy strategy and praised Marquette, MI for starting a transformation for its downtown waterfront.
The Great Lakes Guy stays abreast of any news relating to the Great Lakes and is sure to comment on it, and also looks at strategies used in other areas for development and environmental protection and shows how they pertain to the Great Lakes region. While his blog has an environmental bent, Andy’s also sure to point out ways in which the correlation between green policies and monetary green.
“If the way forward to a new economy requires talent, entrepreneurialism, innovation, risk-taking, and a more educated workforce,” the report states, “then focusing only on negative news will hinder the state’s ability to take the positive steps required to reach that brighter future.”
“The sense of gloom has to be overcome,” the report continues. “The self-image of a rust-belt wasteland has to be replaced by a more complete view of a state in transition. The new economy requires vision, optimism, and hope.”
-Beat Down Economics
We’re confident that if you make Great Lakes Guy (and his great links) one of your regular stops, you’ll have a whole lot more to say about what this region could be (and less worry about what it isn’t).