As Prepared for Delivery
Monday, October 10, 2011
It is an honor to appear again before the Detroit Economic Club. The impact of this forum on Detroit and the nation stretches back for decades. From its origins in the Great Depression to the National Summit in 2009 to its work today, the Economic Club has been at the forefront of efforts to promote prosperity for Michigan and beyond.
Today, that mission is more necessary than at any time in recent memory. And we're succeeding in that mission. I hope most of you have seen the headline on the front page of USA Today this morning: "Detroit Rising." And indeed it is. Barbara and I see it every time we walk from our apartment down to the riverfront, every time we see a new business opening downtown. Midtown is jumping. And now awareness is growing nationally -- not just that the Tigers and Lions are doing well, but that Detroit, and Michigan, are clawing back and coming back.
I wish I was as optimistic about what's happening in Washington as I am about what I see here in my hometown....
Click here to read the rest of Sen. Levin's speech on his hope for compromise in Congress, posted today, Oct. 10, 2011, on his Web site.