The big question A blog post at the Harvard Business Review asks, “Just How Important Is Manufacturing?”
Bright future The National Resources Defense Council says Ohio has become a leader in making high efficiency light bulbs. It says the industry has created 1,500 jobs in the state. The Columbus Dispatch has the story.
The long (distance) con European investors who thought they were helping Detroit’s struggling housing may have actually been victims of a scam. The Detroit News reports that at least a dozen overseas investors say they bought homes in Detroit, but the homes were never repaired, and tenants were never found.
Faster ed Why are community colleges so important to manufacturers? Speed.
Final resort After much debate and disagreement over a controversial plan to open up mining in northern Wisconsin, lawmakers are trying a new approach: compromise.