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August 10th, 2010

Strengthening our region's economy: An interview with Michigan State Representative Sharon Tyler

TM: The establishment of the Midwest Institute for Nanoelectronics Discovery at Notre Dame in 2008 raised public interest, hope and expectations that the local economy was transitioning into one powered by technology and research-based businesses. Do you predict any benefit to Michigan from these types of activities?

RT: Some of Michigan's local community colleges are also involved in nanotechnology programs. Our local manufacturers are using nanotechnology and are working with local community colleges in southwest Michigan to achieve those goals. It is certainly a part of the solution towards retaining and attracting companies.


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