Chat: What Can We Learn From Michigan? Michigan has been on the front line of the recession. Steve Inskeep asks Richard Florida and all of you, what have they done right or wrong?
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Chat: What Can We Learn From Michigan?

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Steve Inskeep

Steve Inskeep, host of Morning Edition

Chat Participants

Richard Florida

Richard Florida, author of Who's Your City?

Luther Keith

Luther Keith, executive director of ARISE Detroit!

Michigan felt the recession much earlier than the rest of the country. That, coupled with the decline of the automobile industry, has forced the state to rethink its future.

Steve Inskeep, joined by author Richard Florida and community activist Luther Keith, hosts a chat that looks at what is and is not working in Michigan, how the state retools its economy for the future, and what this state tells us about the rest of the country.

We also want to hear from you. Tell us how your city or state is trying to build its economy of the future. What's working? What's not? What can the rest of America learn from you?

Start the conversation now and join us Thursday at noon ET for the live chat.