In late May '07 appeared this entry here:
"Starting tomorrow is the annual gathering of attendees on Mackinac Island at the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce Policy Conference. Lasting til Saturday, the conference is designed to bring movers and shakers together to develop ideas and plans to improve Michigan, especially the Southeastern megaplex.
This meeting comes on the heels of more recent negative economic news for the State. A leading economist predicts no broad-based turn-around til 2009, and another says the keys to economic development are 'brain power, technology, venture capital, research and development and quality of life.'
It'll be interesting if 'quality of life' in terms of historical issues arises at the conference. Earlier this month, the Michigan Historic Preservation Network had its annual Preservation Conference at the same location. We'll see if the vibes from the earlier still linger and permeat the latter in any fashion."
The conference starts tomorrow. The MHPN had their conference in Dearborn this year; there will be no such vibes. What vibes will there be? A report will find its way here on the weekend. No posts til then.