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Report: Michigan a Leader in 'Blue Economy' Jobs
6/4/2014 11:00:00 AM

According to a report released Thursday May 29, 2014 Michigan is fourth in the nation in the share of its workforce associated with industries that develop freshwater technology and services or are highly dependent on plentiful and clean water.

From wastewater treatment to farming and advanced manufacturing, a wide swath of the state's economy is particularly sensitive to any changes in water quality or abundance, said the analysis prepared on behalf of three public universities that conduct extensive water research.

It also says that those industries and the research provide a solid foundation for developing a "blue economy" advocated by many futurist thinkers as a path to prosperity for the Great Lakes region in the post-Rust Belt era.

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