Grand Rapids means a lot to Michiganians. It’s a business, health care and education capital for the western side of the state. It’s the home town of a president, Gerald R. Ford, who helped steady the country after Richard M. Nixon resigned. And it’s also my mom’s hometown.
For all those reasons, I was delighted on Monday to speak to an audience of 400 people at the Economic Club of Grand Rapids. My topic: “Reinventing Our State” which fits right in with our mission at Changing Gears.