The Great Lakes economy revisited
Foreign direct investment and the Great Lakes region, 1987-91
Are the Great Lakes cities becoming service centers?
A look at how the dwindling manufacturing base in the Midwest's 10 major metropolitan areas has transformed them into service centers for their surrounding communities, which have picked up many of the factory jobs that have left the cities.
Preview of the Great Lakes economy looking north and south
The Great Lakes border economy
Is the rust belt's revival real?
An exploration of the causes of the improved performance of the Great Lakes region in the 1990-91 recession relative to past economic downturns, and a prediction that the mild levels and duration of employment loss posted here during the past two years cannot be assured to continue in the next recession.