West Michigan: Building a Competitive Future

Robert Puentes
Robert Puentes Vice President and Director - Brookings Metro

September 10, 2004

This powerpoint was presented at a summit in Grand Rapids, MI focusing on how that region can meet the economic development goals of West Michigan by fostering regional cooperation, collaboration, and communication. It focuses on key trends affecting the area, discusses the impact of these trends and offers some illustrative examples of structural and non-structural regionalism efforts.

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