Towards a Newly Vital Midwest with John Austin


“Towards a Newly Vital Midwest” with John Austin, Director, Michigan Economic Center and Nonresident Senior Fellow with Brookings Institution and Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Austin will share insights from his 2020 Chicago Council on Global Affairs Report: A Vital Midwest, and the opportunities and challenges facing the Midwest in building newly prosperous, inclusive and resilient communities.

Then, he’ll discuss how Covid-19 has changed the picture, and extend the discussion to include the common challenges and opportunities facing similar historic industrial regions around the world.…

This program is part of a series on Community Resilience in partnership with the Kent District Library