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NPR REPORT: U-M's Innovation Shines

Michigan Photography, Roger Hart

On December 8, PBS News Hour featured a story on Ann Arbor. The story is part of the show’s on-air and online collaboration with The Christian Science Monitor.

Reporter Ray Suarez, who looks at how the recession is affecting different types of communities across the country, describes Ann Arbor as “a city with a vibrant downtown, a cutting-edge information technology incubator, filled with smart young entrepreneurs…

“Michigan is home to the nation’s highest unemployment rate, 30 percent in Detroit, and a full-blown collapse of its manufacturing economy. But, Ann Arbor, built around the University of Michigan campus is literally buzzing with activity.”

Please visit the site to watch the report: