Lack of Talent Driving Business From Michigan

The head of a patent law firm that employs 40 in suburban Detroit explains that his growing business may need to leave the state because it can't recruit talent to the region. Andrew Basile Jr. writes that the problem is "poor quality of place."
April 5, 2011, 9am PDT | Tim Halbur
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This is from a letter written by Andrew Basile, Jr explaining why his patent law firm may have to leave Michigan:

"The fundamental problem it seems to me is that our region as gone berserk on suburbia to the expense of having any type of nearby open space or viable urban communities, which are the two primary spatial
assets that attract and retain the best human capital."

"...despite our talents and resources, the region's problem of place may be intractable for one simple, sorry reason: our political and business leadership does not view poor quality of place as a problem and certainly lacks motivation to address the issue."

Thanks to Angie Schmitt

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Published on Friday, March 11, 2011 in Rust Wire
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