Monday, August 22, 2011

'Clean economy' could help Holland evolve into a more successful city.

The Holland, Michigan region has a strong "clean economy”, based on the number of locals employed producing green consumer products, energy-saving building materials and energy-saving consumer products.

So says a report prepared by The Brookings Institution, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit think tank. Their report compares the metropolitan areas of Holland/Grand Haven, Saginaw, Kalamazoo and Flint to “peer cities” of Erie, Pa.; Fort Wayne, Ind., and Mansfield, Ohio. The report also compares the Michigan cities to those they ought to aspire to — Eugene, Ore.; Knoxville, Tenn., and Spartanburg, S.C.

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