When did that happen? I must have been asleep for what, 20 years or so. But our friends at the New York Times have sussed out the trend in an above-the-fold story leading the business section today. To be fair, it is really about unemployment in Michigan. The Times helpfully points out that the governor is trying to attract Toyota because she wants more jobs in Michigan.
"Clearly our fortune has been tied to the Big Three and, if they're declining in market share, then our employment situation declines," said Ms. Granholm in a recent interview. "If we are to succeed we must diversify and diversify in a big way."Diversity in Michigan doesn't mean getting away from a reliance on the cyclical auto industry, it means getting away from American makers.