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Water and Watersheds

Oct 21, 2014 Comments Off on Water and Watersheds admin

Watersheds in the Northeast-Midwest region, ranging from freshwater river systems and lakes to estuarine systems and bays, are unique ecosystems with ecological and economic importance. Unfortunately, human impacts have degraded …

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Urban Revitalization

Oct 21, 2014 Comments Off on Urban Revitalization admin

Many older communities, especially the historic manufacturing, industrial, and transportation centers located in the Northeast and Midwest, have suffered from population declines and lack of traditional employment opportunities – trends …

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Waterborne Trade & Environment / Invasive Species

Oct 21, 2014 Comments Off on Waterborne Trade & Environment / Invasive Species admin

For almost two decades, the Northeast-Midwest Institute has been a leading source of policy, scientific, and technological innovation to advance “clean trade” in the Northeast-Midwest region and beyond, especially through the prevention and management of aquatic …

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Manufacturing and Workforce

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The Northeast-Midwest region was once the industrial heart of the nation and manufacturing remains an important sector of its economy. Global competition has reduced the number of manufacturing jobs in …

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Oct 21, 2014 Comments Off on Energy admin

Northeastern and Midwestern states lack abundant supplies of oil and natural gas and their residents typically pay higher energy prices than those in energy-producing states.  As a result, the development …

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Oct 21, 2014 Comments Off on Brownfields admin

One consequence of being the nation’s historic industrial heartland is that the Northeast-Midwest region suffers disproportionately from vacant contaminated properties, or brownfields.  The Institute has been at the forefront of …

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Agriculture and Food

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Agriculture, the Northeast-Midwest region’s largest single industry, contributes tens of billions of dollars in revenue to our economy each year (and billions more in total economic impact) and it has …

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