Having a clean environment and a strong economy are not mutually exclusive. Our environment is much of what attracts people to Macomb. Keeping our lakes and waterways clean are critical not just for their natural beauty and recreational access but for the health and well-being of our residents and to keep our economy strong.
Michigan and Macomb need to be on the leading edge in its involvement in emerging clean energy industry. Not only does clean energy like wind and solar help our environment, it has enormous potential for well-paying manufacturing jobs. The economy is always evolving and Michigan needs to look to the future job market to continue its job growth into the 21st century.