A2: Economy

The Detroit Free Press reports on the health of Ann Arbor’s economy, focusing on its low unemployment rate – the lowest in Michigan. The article quotes experts like economist Richard Florida, who states that “Ann Arbor is the new growth engine of the greater Detroit region.” Other experts cite the area’s highly educated workforce, the University of Michigan, and industries like technology and health care. But the only actual job seekers quoted in the article are Tyler Mettie, who found a part-time job washing dishes at Tios restaurant, and Keely Ann Kaleski, a software training manager who’s still out of work. [Source]