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Tuesday, December 06, 2011

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Once again, nail on the head. I think about this a lot, Milwaukee and Chicago could do themselves a huge favor by doing some joint marketing to foreign tourists. The overseas notion of the US is that of a huge place with great distances between cities, many people don't realize the two destinations are only a short train ride apart.

But as you say, parochialism rules. The few times when common sense overrules it are usually borne from ultimate necessity. I wrote a blogpost recently about this:

http://blog.theplannersdreamgonewrong.com/2011/09/public-private-regionalism.html

Do you have a link for the Brooking Institution report, "Why Does Manufacturing Matter?" Thanks!

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