Full Title: A Bright Future for the Heartland: Powering the Midwest Economy with Clean Energy
Author(s): Claudio Martinez, Jeff Deyette, Sandra Sattler, Anne McKibbin
Publisher(s): Union of Concerned Scientists
Publication Date: July 1, 2011
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From the manufacturing centers and corn and soybean fields to the major finance hubs and leading research universities, Midwest states have long served as an economic engine for the United States.
Yet the region is still struggling to fully recover from a recession that has made it difficult for families to pay bills and for businesses to prosper and sustain job growth.
The region’s unsustainable energy system exacerbates these economic pressures.