WHEN YOUR ECONOMY IS THREATENED HOW DO YOU RESPOND?
The economic challenges the country has been dealing with lately are ones that Michigan has been facing for decades. Adjusting to current economic and environmental realities is imperative for not just Michigan but for the whole country.
Local Economy : Eating locally grown food, drinking locally brewed beer and participating consciously in the local economy is important in Michigan. Supporting small businesses keeps money in the local economy longer and consumes less energy.
Big Business : A strong economic foundation for Michigan still needs big business, including auto. Michigan has a chance to be a leader in the hybrid electric car market and has both the engineering and manufacturing base to do this. Figuring out how to meet our energy and transportation needs in a clean, sustainable way is one of the biggest business opportunities of our generation. Michigan is right in the middle of this revolution.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SOLAR CAR TEAM
The Solar Car Team at the University of Michigan is one of the best teams in the world. They are six time defending champions of the North American Solar Car Challenge. Nuon University from the Netherlands and Tokai University from Japan are ranked 1st and 2nd internationally. Michigan heads to Australia to race 1,877 miles across the Australian Outback against their top rivals in the 2013 World Solar Challenge.