Tom Walsh: Ann Arbor is 'most desirable address in the region' - and maybe state?
How powerful is the Ann Arbor region for business leaders?
Walsh lists many of the state's business leaders who make Ann Arbor their home. And he notes the job creation that's taken place here, too, thanks in part to proximity to the University of Michigan and our talent base.
Many of the points in the column are what led to AnnArbor.com coverage this fall that explored how successful Ann Arbor economic development strategies could end up setting a new statewide vision for job creation after the November election.
Some in Michigan even are speculating that AnnArbor SPARK CEO Michael Finney could end up leading the Michigan Economic Development Corp. if Republican candidate Rick Snyder is elected governor.
And here's a column from AnnArbor.com Business News Director Paula Gardner exploring how 'new business' in Ann Arbor is taking over from 'old business' that has driven Michigan's economy.
Read Tom Walsh's column here.