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A Quiet Crisis

Leveraging Lake Erie

Posted Thursday, September 16, 2004

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13 trillion gallons of water. Plenty of fish, Zebra mussels and some say… gold. From the time it was discovered by Moses Cleaveland in the 18th century the lake has had a major impact on the economy of our city, and our region. And as many sought ways to stimulate and reinvigorate Northeast Ohio’s sluggish economy -- some looked north, towards Lake Erie. As our single natural resource many argued we were not using it enough, in responsible ways, as a powerful economic catalyst. How can we better leverage Lake Erie -- not just to improve the quality of life in our region but to create jobs? Stimulate commerce? Attract new people and business? These were just some of the questions asked in this special episode of A Quiet Crisis.


Chris Ronayne, Director, City Planning Commission, City of Cleveland
Robert C. Farley, President, Team Neo
David Beach, Director, EcoCity Cleveland
Dr. David Orr, Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics and Chair of the Environmental Studies Program, Oberlin College


Economy, Government/Politics

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