The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Renewing the Great Lakes Region

In this speech at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, John Austin and Britany Affolter-Caine present the Great Lakes Economic Initiative and their major findings. They summarize the region's many assets that are central to U.S. competitiveness and also discuss how this "North Coast" region faces major challenges in transitioning from industrial to knowledge economy leadership.

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