Traverse City Record Eagle | Opinion: Boost economy by cutting NEPA red tape

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Michigan’s economy by all accounts was on quite a roll recently. Unemployment was low, incomes were growing and Detroit’s comeback became a national story. Things were good.

Then the unthinkable happened: a pandemic. Michigan is battling COVID-19 with everything we’ve got and, thankfully, it appears we are heading in the right direction thanks to efforts from the federal level all the way down to our local authorities, especially our front-line health care providers. Now, as families wonder where their next paycheck will come from, our leaders are initiating planning for reopening our economy.

That will not be a simple job.